2013 Petite Sirah, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles
2013 Clayhouse Petite Sirah, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles, 750ml

Red Cedar Vineyard

2013 Petite Sirah

Paso Robles

$30.00
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The Vintage

A warm vintage that produced fully ripe fruit, which translated into fruit-forward, aromatic wines. Vine yields were average, as were natural fruit tannin levels. Vintage 2013 produced smooth, rounded wines, packed with varietal aromas and mouth-filling fruit flavors.

Winemaking

Hand sorted clusters, 100% destemmed, berry sorted, then direct to 15 ton fermenter and 3/4 ton bins. Fermented for 21 days, with a combination of hand punch-downs and pump-overs as well as four delestage (rack and return) treatments. Free run wine was drained to barrel directly after fermentation.

Accolades

91 - A solid and nuanced sip of this varietal for a fair price, this bottling of older vines from Paso's eastern flanks shows plump elderberry and cedar on the elegant nose. A smoked-chocolate flavor hits the palate, bolstered by blackberry syrup, white pepper, bay leaf and dried basil, with plenty of both tannin and acid.
Editors' Choice. —M.K., Wine Enthusiast

Wine Details

Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2013
Proprietary Name
Old Vines Petite Sirah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vineyard/Special Designation
Red Cedar Vineyard
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Rating
91
Alcohol content
14.8%
Oak
French and Hungarian oak barrels, 20% new
Time in Oak
15 months
Bottling Date
May 5, 2015
Release Type
Current