Domaine Artefact

2018 Petite Sirah

The Domaine Artefact 2018 Petite Sirah has aromas of rich dark berry fruit compote, black licorice, Asian five spice (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg), black tea, black pepper, chalk and leather.

This wine is really about the texture and structure – a “classic Petite Sirah”.  Rich and indulgent, with chocolate and mocha, smells like a coffee shop. Lovely acidity yet rich and decadent. Powerful and restrained. It’s a food wine. Its enormous.  Macerated red berries and blackberries with interesting secondary notes of maple, sage brush, gravel and new leather.  Nice acidity- well balanced.  A decidedly different wine from Domaine Artefact’s offerings. A versatile food pairing wine it can go with grilled ribs, beef, lamb or pork.

The fruit was destemmed and fermented in open top containers and then left to macerate for four weeks. After pressing, it was racked to French oak barrels with 50% of its aging in new oak and 50% in neutral oak and aged for 19 months.

Our Petite Sirah pairs well with ribs, carne asada, grilled and barbequed meats, roasted or sautéed mushrooms, and grilled eggplant.  It also pairs with game, like bison chili and venison.

  • Vintage: 2018
  • AVA: Sierra Foothils, Amador County
  • Vineyard: Deaver
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15.2%
  • Harvest: October of 2018
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Petite Sirah was first found growing in France in the mid-1800’s. It is loved for its extraordinary deep color and full-bodied flavors of blueberry, chocolate, plums, and black pepper. Despite its popularity, Petite Sirah is an exceptionally rare grape with less than 10,000 planted acres worldwide, growing mainly in California.
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Price: $60.00/750ml

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