Two Jakes 2013 Petite Sirah 4 Pack
This wine is so amazing that sometimes we think we should just grow nothing but Petite Sirah. Although the wine has incredible color and density, the texture is surprisingly soft, round and feminine. Altitude is good for this variety, which does not fare well in fog, as its thin skin and tightly packed clusters make it prone to rot. In many mountain sites, bright sunlight and water stress lead to extreme tannic hardness, but our cooling afternoon “lake effect” develops and preserves an intense blueberry aroma and prevents field oxidation of anthocyanins, preserving an intense “Purple Haze” appearance. Our east-facing plantings take advantage of morning sun to burn off any dew but also shelter the fruit from any raisining by the western sun. The cool 2013 vintage accentuated aromatic intensity, and we picked on October 10th at perfect ripeness. The wine showed astonishing tannins and some reduction, so we employed micro-oxygenation to refine its tannins while carefully preserving its structure and depth of fruit. After six and a half years in neutral cooperage, a wine of tremendous richness and generosity came together, redolent with lavender and thyme, oozing with blueberry flavors carried by deep, silky tannins and a long, vibrant finish we attribute to our volcanic soils. Although quite age-worthy, this wine is guaranteed to put a smile on your face right now. Enjoyable with a wide variety of foods – steak, barbeque or a sharp, well-aged cheddar. Or you might just enjoy it “as dinner,” a satisfying meal in itself!