93-95PTS JEB DUNNUCK
The flagship wine that started it all. Each year we taste through every barrel one by one and select the wines to blend together into the Aaron Petite Sirah. Specifically, it's the barrels that, when tasted blind, simply jump out and wow us. However, it's never about one specific character or flavor profile, but rather those barrels that speak to us across all the different vineyards. Each site we work with produces a very different style of Petite Sirah, and the goal is to create what we feel is a 'complete' wine, which in reality is quite difficult. To check all the boxes, you need to have a lot of elements to create the depth and complexity to really give it that wow factor. In total, the blend is made up of 6 different vineyards, primarily in the Willow Creek and Templeton Gap District for spice. The unique terriors of the each district bring a different element to the blend. Deep aromatics of ripe red and black fruits, black pepper, and toasty oak give way to wild berry, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and smoked meats along a full bodied but elegant frame, with a great finish framed by new French oak.
554 cases produced
Aged 22 months in 100% French oak, 70% new
Unfined & Unfiltered