Our beloved 2012 Emblem Petite Sirah is barrel aged for 20 months to perfection. Blueberry and huckleberry aspects bring the fruit forward, without taking over the rich tannins and lean oak characteristics.
- Serving: A slightly cooler temperature (65 ºF) will deliver more floral and mineral aromas along with Petite Sirah’s characteristic bold fruit.
- Decanting: Petite Sirah with such high tannin is the perfect red wine to pour in a decanter and let it evolve for 2–4 hours (if you can wait!).
- Aging: This warm-climate grape often loses too much acidity and fruit within the first 7 years to make it a contender for longer term aging. That said, we have have made this outstanding wines that will age another 3 to 8 years if you are patient. If you’re looking for this, check that the acidity and fruit are in balance with the tannin (they will be big, but in balance!).