Our Rockpile Reserve® titles designate a series of elegant red wines from the Rockpile AVA, 1000-2000 feet above Lake Sonoma and the Dry Creek Valley in NW Sonoma County. The Petite Sirah is the from the Parks’ Rockpile Vineyard, one of the first vineyards to be planted in the AVA, back in 1988. It is not a “rip your face off” Petite, but graciously styled while still full bodied, and packed with black pepper and sweet oak.
Passionate purple in color, lively black peppery spice on perfumey blue-blackberry fruit along with Cedary oak spice, dusty cocoa, warm vanilla creme at finish, structured tannins for aging.
- September 19, 2013
- 4 days cold soak for a total 9 days on skins - Fermented in T-bins with 5 different yeasts and punched down by hand two times/day
- 18 months in oak: 33% new American, 22% new French, 45% neutral French
- Rockpile, Sonoma County
- April 1, 2016