Tower 15, 2019 Petite Sirah
Our Tower 15, 2019 Petit Sirah spotlights a full-bodied, high in tannin and acidity ageworthy wine with a handsome inky purple appearance. The grapes for this small bottling are sourced from Texas Road Vineyard in the San Marcos District of Paso Robles where a warm growing season helps this grape reach ideal ripeness. This wine was hand picked and immediately destemmed upon arrival. After 5 days of cold soaking with intermittent punch-downs and pump-overs, our fermentation process began. Over the course of its fermentation we punched-down the wine daily. When fermentation completed, we drained and pressed into 25% new French oak and 75% neutral French oak barrels where the wine barrel-aged for 540 days before bottling.
Quite dark in the glass, this bottling starts with aromas of cassis, concentrated wisteria and a hint of fudge on the nose. The palate is big and bold with black-cherry, acai, and caramel flavors, all cut by strong acidity.