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2016 Middle Jane Petite Sirah
Mendocino County, CaliforniaNot available in the state you are shipping to.
Expressive and concentrated with blueberry and unsweetened cocoa aromas and generous flavors of blackberry, plum and exotic spice for a well-structured wine lifted by a core of acidity.
Pairs perfectly with bold dishes like Chicken in Mole Sauce or a roasted pork dish. Or try it with Camembert cheese. For a Vegan option, try oven-roasted bell peppers stuffed with tomatoes, wild rice, beans, vegetables, corn and plenty of spice.
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Four generations ago, there was the first Jane in our family: Our great, great grandmother. Jane was strong. She swore only when needed. She worked hard, she did things right and she always wore lipstick. The unofficial matriarch of our family. Jane was the woman we all aspire to become.
Ever since, we’ve given each girl in our family the same middle name: Her name. Jane. It’s a constant reminder to be brave. To do things right. To be more like Jane.
Today, we craft delicious wine under a similar name: Middle Jane. We do this because everything our wine represents just so happens to be everything she represented: Honesty. Passion. And a commitment to doing things with integrity. That’s how Jane would have done it.
This dry-farmed Petite Sirah comes from 106-year-old vines in a family-owned vineyard in Mendocino County, California, 740 feet above sea level. The gravelly loam is composed mostly of sand, silt and a small amount of clay. Rigorous care and the high level of sand ensure high quality, flavorful grapes.
The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested, destemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks where they fermented for 18 days. The wine then aged for 31 months in neutral French oak barrels before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
Did You Know? Petite Sirah and Syrah are different but related: Petite Sirah (aka Durif) was created by botanist Francois Durif in Montpellier, France in 1880 when he crossed Syrah and Peloursin. Then, Charles McIver brought it to America around 1884 where it got its new name: Petite Sirah. “Petite” refers to the berries’ small size, which ensures high skin-to-juice ratio and a resulting dark colored-wine; “Sirah” stems from its genetic father, Syrah. There’s even an advocacy organization for this grape: P.S. I Love you.