High Valley Vineyard Petite Sirah 2014
This High Valley Petite Sirah is rich, full bodied and balanced with a nose of ripe dark berries. It is hearty and rustically sensuous with intense wild blueberry, blackberry, juicy cherry and a hint of warm vanilla. This delicious wine has well rounded tannins and a long, elegant finish.
The High Valley AVA rises between 1,600 and 3,000 feet elevation in the Coastal Ranges of northeastern Lake County. Thanks to the high elevation and cool breezes from the oldest lake in North America, it is one of the cooleest appellations in Lake County. They run sheep on these vineyards, composting the weeds into nutrients for the red, rocky volcanic soils. These are intensely flavored grapes, and they craft into wines that capture the character of this remarkable region.