A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2021 Old Vines Petite Sirah

The color is a dense black-purple, deep to the core. As is often the case with these old vines, the aromatics soar from the glass with more of a sense of terroir than pure varietal character, displaying dusty bramble, white pepper, dried thyme and rosemary, along with the dense purple blackberry fruit. On the palate, this wine shows more refinement and nuance than most Petite Sirahs, with very fine tannins framing the layered and energetic palate, leading to a cool, refined and long finish. 25 cases from one barrel. 

  • 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 25% new French Oak barrels
  • Unfined and unfiltered
  • 25 cases produced from 8 barrels
  • Music Pairing: "Wayfaring Stranger" by American Patchwork Quartet

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