Castoro Cellars 2015 Petite Sirah

Paso Robles AVA
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
Paso Robles AVA
100% Petite Sirah
18 months in oak
Cases Produced

Castoro Cellars’ 2015 Reserve Petite Sirah is a blend of fruit from the winery’s estate Blind Faith and Hog Canyon Vineyards in Paso Robles. Petite Sirah is typically a tannic, huge wine, but the long hot days in Paso Robles with cooler evenings creates concentrated flavors and fresh acidity to balance it out. Dark purple in color, this Petite Sirah offers aromas of wild strawberry, blackberry preserves and violets. The palate is jammy, lush, and full of polished tannins that linger on the finish. According to winemaker Tom Myers, “A couple of mistakes to avoid when making a Petite Sirah is over extracting it during fermentation or adding too much oak character during the aging process. Over extracting creates a very tannic and harsh finish. Because it is a tannic wine, oak aging is necessary to tame it, but not too much that the oak flavors cover the jammy fruit characters. It’s a careful balance of higher alcohol, plentiful tannins and acidity that make this wine such a treat.” Try pairing the Castoro Cellars 2015 Reserve Petite Sirah with any hearty grilled meat dish.

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