Petite Sirah

Caymus Suisun Grand Durif 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Grapes
Petite Sirah
Winery
Caymus
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 15 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The Suisun Valley became an AVA in 1982 yet it remains almost undiscovered, tucked away just a 30-minute drive from Napa. Similar to Napa Valley in the 1960s, it is still largely an agricultural region with many farmers who have worked this land for generations. Thanks to the Wagner family who founded Napa’s legendary Caymus Vineyards, the region is slowly gaining a reputation for exceptional wines like this Petite Sirah or “Durif” as the variety is also known.

The Wagners chose to label this bottling as “Grand Durif” in recognition of its opulent and luxurious style which is shaped by the warm days and cool nights of the Suisun Valley. The wine is made from old Petite Sirah vines that the family discovered in the valley which give small quantities of especially rich and concentrated fruit.

Once in the glass you’ll immediately notice the inky black hue that is so typical of Petite Sirah along with complex, multi-layered aromas of crushed blackberries, cassis, dark plum and wild herbs. On the palate there’s a generous full body, grippy tannins and luscious dark berry flavours that linger on the tongue along with hints of spice, tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. Ideal to cellar for another decade or so, although it can also be enjoyed now alongside hearty red meat dishes.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 15 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

The Suisun Valley became an AVA in 1982 yet it remains almost undiscovered, tucked away just a 30-minute drive from Napa. Similar to Napa Valley in the 1960s, it is still largely an agricultural region with many farmers who have worked this land for generations. Thanks to the Wagner family who founded Napa’s legendary Caymus Vineyards, the region is slowly gaining a reputation for exceptional wines like this Petite Sirah or “Durif” as the variety is also known.

The Wagners chose to label this bottling as “Grand Durif” in recognition of its opulent and luxurious style which is shaped by the warm days and cool nights of the Suisun Valley. The wine is made from old Petite Sirah vines that the family discovered in the valley which give small quantities of especially rich and concentrated fruit.

Once in the glass you’ll immediately notice the inky black hue that is so typical of Petite Sirah along with complex, multi-layered aromas of crushed blackberries, cassis, dark plum and wild herbs. On the palate there’s a generous full body, grippy tannins and luscious dark berry flavours that linger on the tongue along with hints of spice, tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. Ideal to cellar for another decade or so, although it can also be enjoyed now alongside hearty red meat dishes.
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