Petite Sirah - 2017
A Jammy, Ultra Smooth Red
Petite Sirah is a dark, thick skinned grape that is both rich in flavor and texture. Until the early 1960’s, it was one of the most popular grape varieties planted in California! Due to it’s very thick skin, most Petite Sirahs you’ll find will be heavy on the tannins, and will carry a robust and varying palate of blackberries, pepper, bramble, blueberry, chocolate and spice. A very fun fact for you; during Prohibition, the Mob, bootleggers, and home brewers alike would create “wine bricks,” which were highly condensed and concentrated bricks of wine grapes. These bricks would be sold to anyone jonesing for some home-made wine. Petite Sirah in particular was a popular grape to use, due to it’s thick skin being ideal for transport and retaining a great amount of flavor. We personally do not sell bricks of wine, but now I’m thinking we should look into that since we are all stuck at home! ;-) Our 2017 Petite Sirah is exceptionally smooth with medium tannins despite it’s heavily tannic reputation. It does however boast the signature notes of blackberry, black currant, and bramble. You might be asking, what is bramble, and what does it have to do with my wine? Bramble is a wild, prickly blackberry bush, and in this case we use this unique note to describe the Petite Sirah’s blackberry flavor incorporated with a peppery and slightly woody undertone. Petite Sirah is a perfect wine to pair with rich meats, curries, and exotic spices! Overall this wine boasts OCW’s signature fruity style with a perfectly velvety finish.