ALYSIAN NV PETITE SIRAH DCV GRIST VINEYARD
100 cases produced
To date, this multi-vintage Peite has been one of my favorite wines to make. Conventional thought keeps us winemakers within vintage year parameters, however, while working on this blend I was having trouble finalizing a vintage 2014 Petite. Out of sheer frustration I added some 2015 vintage into my trial blend and was surprised to find that it added a depth of fruit that changed everything. So here we are, the first Alysian multi vintage wine.
This wine has incredible aromatics: black fruit, lavender, rose petals, sarsaparilla and vineyard dust - yes, (Grist) vineyard dust. On the palate, find wild blackberry, ripe plum, boysenberry and sweet pine. Soft, well integrated tannins are balanced by juicy fruit character carries with a lovely bright finish. This is a big juicy steak wine but has acidity to lay down for many years.