Petite Syrah - Mettler Winery - Lodi
Varietal: 90% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Practice: Organically and sustainably grown.
Production: 2640 cs
Alcohol %: 14.9
Acidity: 0.66 g/l
Dark, inky purple color true to its varietal heritage, and aromas of mocha and wild blackberry jam with subtle hints of mineral and spice. The flavors are an explosive swirl of wild blackberries and blueberries with ending notes of black pepper and tobacco. The dense, jammy mouth-feel gives way to firm yet supple tannins and a beautiful, aromatic finish.
21 months in French Oak.
The crop level was controlled using various viticulture techniques and was farmed with the latest biologically integrated farming system practices. This includes a reduction of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers in the vineyard; controlled deficient irrigation; and cover crops, which increase the rate of organic matter turnover, thus maintaining the structure and fertility of the soil.
Food Pairing: Beef or Pork Tenderloin, Roasted, grilled, barbequed styles, creamy sauces.