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The 2018 Trentadue Estate Petite Sirah is the second vintage of our new vision for the Trentadue line of wines. This is a truly winemakers blend of all handpicked barrels. All 8 barrels of this Petite Sirah selection came entirely from Block 405 and it was all fermented in open top fermenters. Block 405 Petite Sirah is located on top of ancient creek with very sandy soils with low fertility causing the vines to produce tiny clusters with small berries. The result is an impressive wine with very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. The aging in 38% new French and 13 % new American oak barrels brings in delicious smoky, toasty and chocolaty aromas that blend in perfectly with the fruit. Overall, the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. Longevity, if stored properly, is one of the virtues of this variety and it will give you the most enjoyment in 5-8 years, or for the brave ones and those who appreciate the beauty of aged wines should wait longer than a decade.