J Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah 2021 750ml
Bursts with energy, boasting cranberry and olallieberry aromas, complemented by delicate floral notes from the addition of Grenache Blanc. Delightful red and blue fruit on the palate, leading to a finish of exquisite length, concentration, and well- balanced structure.
The 2021 vintage in Paso Robles, and most of California, delivered unparalleled quality. Despite generous January rainfall, the following winter and spring months were extremely dry. The dry conditions led to small but concentrated berries, typical of drought years in Paso Robles. However, the consistent mild daytime temperatures and cool nights allowed for patience in harvesting grapes at optimal ripeness. As a result, the extractable anthocyanin content from red grapes in Paso Robles reached an all-time high in 2021, producing wines that surpassed the color density levels of acclaimed vintages like 2007, 2013, and 2019. We began hand-harvesting Petite Sirah on September 28th, 2021. This vintage we added 3% Grenache Blanc to the blend, bringing nuanced floral aromatics and length to the finish.