100% Jespersen Ranch
100% Petite Sirah
The highest quality and most brilliant example of Petite Sirah we've made yet, this is the farewell vintage of the varietal. Edna Valley saw one of the driest years on record which was especially welcome in our Petite Sirah block, as the tight clusters are prone to rot in wet years and shine brilliantly in dry years. This extended hang time gave us an extraordinary crop of Petite Sirah that we knew we would turn into a Reserve wine from the beginning. Although we ended up ripping all of our Petite Sirah vines from Jespersen Ranch after the 2013 harvest, this final vintage was unique. Dense and giant from the start, we chased a charred and chewy barrel program to stand up to the coarse, dark fruit profile.