Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah
|Region||California, Central Coast, Livermore Valley|
The rich, rocky soils of the San Francisco Bay AVA on California's Central Coast produce a concentrated berry for optimal texture and tannin structure. Because of their skin-to-juice ratios high, Petite Sirah yields intensely flavorful wines. Therefore, careful management of the fermentation process is needed to ensure reduced tannins and enhanced fruit character. After fermentation, a portion of the wine is moved to American oak barrels to deliver subtle notes of cedar and brown spice.