2018 E11EVEN PETITE SIRAH
Our vineyard site for our E11even Petite Sirah is located within the Los Olivos District AVA. It shares a common boundary with Ballard Canyon AVA on the west side, and a boundary with the Happy Canyon AVA on the east side, distinguished by its uniform topography, geology, and soil type. Petite Sirah is a very thick-skinned grape, with intense depth of color and full tannic structure. We ferment in large, open top tanks for a gentler, softer level of extraction. After fermentation is finished, we leave the wines on skins for another week, which allows the tannins to soften and integrate. We then transfer the wine to barrels for 20 months of aging in 25% New French oak. We then allow the wine to slowly develop in bottle for nearly a year before finally releasing it. The 2018 Petite Sirah explodes with aromas of fresh blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, vanilla and lavender. On the palate, you will taste mouthwatering tart summer berries, espresso and mocha wrapped in dense velvety tannins. Don’t be afraid to hide this bottle from yourself for a year or two, as it has aging potential for 10 years and beyond!