2021 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Historic Hero Variety

Petite Sirah from Rutherford, Napa Valley, used for the Royal Punishers.

Petite Sirah was the most commonly planted grape in Napa Valley for nearly a century and now we are witnessing a resurgence and new appreciation for this historic hero variety!

Known for its dark color, firm structure, and deep blue and black fruit flavors, it is perfectly suited to Napa Valley’s moderate and dry growing season.

Petite Sirah was also a favorite grape among winemakers looking to pump up underpowered wines in need of deep fruit, color, and structure. Its natural versatility made it a great blending component to all red varieties including Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: A deeply hued wine featuring rich aromatics of plum, coffee, fig, and blackberry. Medium bodied and round with notes of molasses, baking spice, and graphite on the palate. Supple, well-knit tannins frame this wonderfully complex Napa Valley Petite Sirah.