SHELL CREEK VINEYARDS has been producing its own label for eight years with a highly limited release (150-250 cases). In its short history, the Shell Creek Vineyards Petite Sirah has collected many awards, including Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our 2009 vintage. Greg Stokes, our winemaker, has worked with the Shell Creek Petite Sirah fruit for over 20 years where he was part of the winemaking team at David Bruce Winery.
Our Petite Sirah is sourced from our heritage block planted on its own roots in 1972. These are the same grapes that have made world class Petite Sirah for some of the finest wineries in California for decades. The vineyard is planted on a gentle hillside beneath limestone cliffs in a climate that is ideal for this fruit; hot days and cool nights
We are excited to share our small lot Petite Sirah with you.
Call To order: Daniel Sinton (805) 748-4433
Current Release — 2012 Petite Sirah
The 2012 Reserve was harvested on 10/03/12 at 25.5 degrees Brix, with a pH of 3.81 and a TA of .53. It was aged in Hungarian Oak for 20 months. Only 215 cases were bottled.
Subtle plum and vanilla notes on the nose. Traditional Petite Sirah display of blackberries, but with a very smooth tannin unlike most. The color on this wine sets it apart from all other grapes and Petite Sirah with a very distinct dark purple with beautiful edges of gradient pink. This wine will pair very well with beef, pork, lamb, pasta dishes, and chocolate desserts.