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12 months, American oak barrel
The Kautz Family grows the Petite Sirah and Zinfandel grapes in Calaveras County right in their Estate vineyards. The vineyards are located 2400 ft. above sea level where warm days are cooled by the evening mountain air. This area’s unique solid of decomposed granite mixed with volcanic sediment and red clay produce a wonderful mineral component.
At Ironstone, we use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.
The 2017 Petite Sirah is an inky colored wine with deep purple hues. This bold and floral wine has flavors of sweet blueberries, plums, creamy vanilla and a light pepper spice that coats your mouth. It finishes long and lengthy.
Food Pairing Notes
This full bodied Petite Sirah will pair nicely with a chicken mole, roasted pork, barbecued steaks, aged gouda, camembert or sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions.