WINES | REDS

2010 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 2010 Peitie Sirah is an excellent example; perhaps our moniker should be Grand Sirah. After 2 years we transferred our wines from barrel and blended up an exquisite Petite of very dark plum and brick hues with flavors of vanilla, brown spices and earth tones. We wished a touch-o-plum and blueberry flavors as well as a chalky tannin feel so drew out some of our Estate Syrah for the final blend; Layers of Flavors, our modus operandi. Assistant Winemaker Todd has already deemed our 2010 Petite as Reserve level. Thanks to Vineyard Manager Steve and long-term growers Joe and Karen Plummer for grapes that lend especially to our style.

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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 90% Syrah 10%
Appellation:
Paso Robles 100%
Residual Sugar:
0.05%
Acidity:
6 grams/Liter
pH:
3.7
Aging:
Average 25 months in new French and seasoned American Oak
Finished Alcohol:
15% by volume
Bottling Date:
August 2013
Total Production:
1435 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