Summary: An alloy is more than the sum of its elements with individual characteristics combining to form a unique new metal. Our flagship wine Alliage similarly combines Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon to form a full-bodied wine that is so much more that the some of its parts.
Aromatic notes of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, cassis, & earthy cocoa partners with a dense tannin structure and broad mouthfeel that seductively teases your taste buds. A wine made to pair with grilled meats during a summer cookout or an elegant beef roast on a chilly winter’s evening.
Aging Potential: Lovely to drinkable in 2020, but will reach maturity in 5-7 years
Food Pairing Suggestions: Grilled steak, roast pork, St. Louis BBQ, eggplant parmigiana, a spicy bean chili, or dark chocolate.
Appellation: Suisun Valley, CA.
Varietal Composition: 85% Petite sirah / 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging Protocol: 22 months in a mixture of 2 yr old French oak and American oak barrels. Bottled aged for an additional 6 months.
Alcohol: 14.9% ABV
Production Volume: 522 bottles
Vintage and Production Notes
2016 was an almost perfect year for grape growing in California. Summer heat gave excellent tannin evolution while cooler fall temperatures moderated sugar production. In the winery, a vigorous warm fermentation highlighted the dark fruit characters. All varietals were aged separately in barrels and then blended just prior to bottling. This wine is unfined and unfiltered so sediment is likely to form in the bottle during aging.