100% Petite Sirah, fermented whole cluster in wooden puncheons with foot treading and daily punchdowns for about one month; aged in neutral barrels without topping or SO2 for 35 months.
A wine of great precision and aromatic finesse. One might expect the Grendel in this collection, but the nature of the vineyard is to produce wines of subtlety and complexity more than brute force. The soil trumps the grape variety. The wine has none of the characteristics of most juicy, chocolatey Petite Sirahs, and, instead, is much closer to the wines of Etna or those made from Nebbiolo in Piemonte.