Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Our first Paso Robles Petite Sirah vines were planted just east of our Home Ranch winery, next to Tower Road, a superb site that fosters dark fruit wines with rich tannins and complex spice.
In the vineyards surrounding Tower Road, in the Estrella district of Paso Robles, our Petite Sirah thrives on the well-drained yet heavier clay soils of the area. Intense summer sun and very warm daytime temperatures in Paso Robles are balanced by the gentle afternoon breezes that creep in from the Monterey Bay to the north and from the Templeton Gap to the west. These winds cool the area by as much as fifty degrees by early morning, preserving the acidity and bright fruit character of our Petite Sirah. Hand-harvested on September 24 and November 2, 2018. Aged sixteen months in French oak Burgundy export barrels, 50% new.