Exotic, seductive and just a touch dangerous. This is Michelle Pfeiffer as bat woman. Leather, whip and a pair of over the knee boots. This wine is dark, feral and as wild as they come. A wine of great depth and mystery on both the aromatics and palate. Layered, round, minerally and with just the right amount of tension to carry the fruit through the long and full bodied mid palate and finish.
The 2015 Petite Sirah Sweetwater Springs Vineyard is very deep purple-black in color and scented of baked plums and blueberry pie with a baking spice and rose water undercurrent plus a waft of dried thyme. The palate is very big, powerful and full-bodied with very firm, chewy tannins and just enough freshness to lift the concentrated black fruit layers, finishing on a lingering dried-herbs note.
Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard in the Russian River Valley has drainage and soil, similar to Rockpile, clay-Loamy, skeletal, and quartz that offers a mineral backbone. These 15+ year old trellised vines at 1000 ft. elevation, with a 55 degree slope produce small intense berries, very dark in color but soft in tannins.
Vinification: 100% De-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Small intense berries, very dark in color but shows blackberry pie fruit and soft tannins - glass staining, deep and concentrated.