Did you know that many large production Cabs and Merlots have Petite Sirah blended in (although, it’s rarely mentioned on the label)? This is because it is a work horse varietal with immense tannin, structure and shockingly deep color. It only makes sense that this extraordinary purple grape finds its way into weaker wines to add some depth, color and punch. Luckily, here at Balistreri we nearly always bottle Petite Sirah alone because it stands up very well to our natural style of winemaking. I go as far to say that my grandpa makes some of the very best examples of naturally made Petite Sirah you will find anywhere in the world! Unlike other producers, we often prefer our Petite Sirah fermented whole cluster (with stems), and aged in neutral barrels. This is because we believe overt oak adds too much sweetness to an already ripe and fruit forward varietal. Furthermore, the stems (which we
Thank you to all of our loyal customers who have supported us by ordering online and picking up wine and food curbside. At this time we are not offering in-house tasting or food service. We are working on plans to safely serve our guests in the future and will keep you informed as to when we may be able to open for in-house tasting, tours and lunch, as well as lunch on our patio. Once again we appreciate your support as we remain OPEN for online orders and curbside pick-up.
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Did you know that many large production Cabs and Merlots have Petite Sirah blended in (although, it’s rarely mentioned on the label)? This is because
Even though we continue to operate through curbside pick-up only, we have a lot of exciting things planned this July. First off, we are offering
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