The 2019 vintage of Priest Ranch Petite Sirah was aged 26 months in 50% new french oak and 50% once used french oak. With only 111 cases of this wine produced, this winery exclusive wine is one you will want to stock up on for summer barbecues and winter stews. The full-bodied wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture, followed by a warm summer. We saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season helps to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with sufficient hang time teasing out a great color, structure, and soft tannins.