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Talley Vineyards

2016 Petite Sirah

2016 Petite Sirah

Owned and operated by Bill and Teresa Hinrichs, the Ranchita Canyon Vineyard is located in the Paso Robles Estrella River District northeast of the city of Paso Robles.  The original plantings of Petite Sirah date to the early 1970s and the wines produced from the south facing hillside are noted for inky black color and dense concentration.

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Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Paso Robles
Vineyard Designation
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 28- October 7, 2016, hand-harvested
28 months in French and American oak barrels, 40% new
Native yeast in 1.5 ton fermenters
Bottling Date
February, 2019
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of ripe raspberry, red currant, sage and cocoa with blackberry, cedar pencil shavings, dried apricots, ashphalt and walnuts on the palate.
Vineyard Notes
After four years of severe drought, El NiƱo conditions brought the most rainfall to the region since 2011 with just over 13 inches reported in the city of Paso Robles, about an inch less than the long term average. Weather was good during bloom time and the vines set a moderate crop, though berry size was reduced by hot weather in the early summer. Typical of the region, temperatures fluctuated during the final ripening period with several heat spikes recorded in August and September. While most of the Cabernet Sauvignon in the Paso Robles area was harvested by the end of September, grapes from the cooler Santa Margarita region were harvested 2-3 weeks later, which is typical.
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