A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2016 Old Vines Petite Sirah

The 2016 Petite Sirah from Alfred Frediani’s 1939 plantings is a dark, brooding wine full of character and depth. It is deep purple in color with a magenta rim. Aromas of hyper-ripe plums, fruitcake, black cherry syrup, white flowers, Asian spice, dried thyme and Madagascar vanilla fill the glass. The palate is layered and rich with deep flavors echoing the nose and a sense of almost limitless power. The tannins, as always from this site, show a sense of refinement rare in Petite Sirah, and the luxurious mouthfeel they create carry the flavors into a resoundingly, long finish.

  • 100% Petite Sirah
  • Planted by Alfred in 1939
  • Organic and dry farmed since the beginning
  • Incredibly rocky, volcanic, Cortina soils adjacent to the famed Eisele Vineyard on Pickett Road in Calistoga
  • Aged for 21 months in 50% new French Oak barrels
  • Unfined and unfiltered
  • 153 cases produced from 6 barrels

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