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2017 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards

2017 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyards

Rich, bold, and balanced, Old Vine Petite Sirah is one of the few wines we’ve made in every vintage since 2008. The grapes were harvested from 40+ year old vines from Shell Creek Vineyards near Paso Robles, California. Shell Creek is a family operation renowned in the wine world for its Petite Sirah. Old vines don't produce a lot of fruit, but it is very intense. This wine is like drinking velvet.

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SKU: BBW-PET-SC-17-750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vineyard Designation
Shell Creek Vineyard
Aging
Over 30 months in oak.
Bottling Date
May 2020
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Concentrated black cherry, violet, smoke, toffee, minerals, green tea, white pepper
Vineyard Notes
The vineyard was planted in 1972 on its own roots.
Production Notes
316 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Open-top, whole-berry fermentation; 45 days skin contact
Food Pairing Notes
Barbecue pork ribs, Stilton cheese with butter-toasted pecans, mesquite-grilled tomahawk steak, roasted beets, dark chocolate
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