2008 3 Vineyard - Petite Sirah
This Petite Sirah is sourced from a mature vineyard in Contra Costa County with an extremely sandy-loam soil (similar to beach sand) called Delhi Sandy Loam. The Delhi soil classification is considered as having the lowest organic material and the one with the highest sand content than any other loam soil. This stratum which was deposited around the bay area town of Oakley in Contra Costa County by the historic meandering of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers was then blown into sand dunes by the massive cooling air flows through the San Francisco Bay into the vast Central Valley of California.
The wine showcases a deep black/purple color with powerfully concentrated blackberry aromas surrounded by a firm tannin framework.