WINES | REDS

2011 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Why this variety is called Petite I’ll never know. There is nothing small about it. The grape berries are not especially small, the grape clusters can be rather large, and the wine, oh the wine is big, always showing very dark color and beaucoup tactile tannins. Bianchi 2011 Petite Sirah is an excellent example; perhaps our moniker should be Grand Sirah. After an extended 3 years in barrel (!), we blended up an exquisite Petite of dark plum and brick hues with flavors of floral plum, vanilla, and earth tones. This vintage is truly a food-friendly Petite reflecting the resolved tannins from extended barrel aging. Thanks go to our long-term growers Joe and Karen Plummer for grapes that lend especially to our style. Vintage 2011 is all Plummer. (Because it’s all about that grape, ‘bout that grape, ‘bout that grape…)

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Food Pairings

Enjoy this robust red aged in aged in smoky-toasty barrels with a local Santa Maria tri-tip BBQed over old oak staves from one of those barrels or perhaps pair with a rich blackberry cobbler obligatorily smothered in chocolate, a wine for all courses.

Technical Notes

Varietal Composition:
Petite Sirah 100%
Appellation:
Paso Robles 100%
Residual Sugar:
0.05%
Acidity:
5.5 grams/Liter
pH:
3.7
Aging:
36 months in newer French and seasoned American Oak
Finished Alcohol:
14.8% by volume
Bottling Date:
November 21, 2014
Total Production:
820 cases of 750mL bottles, 3211 gallons
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MAILING LIST

BIANCHI WINERY
AND TASTING ROOM

3380 Branch Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
p 805.226.9922
f 805.226.8230
e info@bianchiwine.com