Elyse Petite Sirah 2016, York Creek Vineyard, Napa Valley, California

2016 vintage – 91% Petite Sirah, 2% Zinfandel, 7% Carignane from York Creek Vineyard on Spring Mountain. Aged 10-1/2 months in American oak (35% new). York Creek Vineyard, named for the defining feature of the land that flows year-round through the property, is located high atop the Mayacamas range of mountains on the western edge of Napa Valley north of St. Helena. Perched at 1250 – 1800 feet above sea level with well-drained soil, its unique position in the Spring Mountain District is well known for producing dark and intensely flavored wines. Almost black in color, the 2016 York Creek Petite Sirah reveals aromas of wild blackberries, soy, caraway, cranberries, and mandarins. The palate is equally complex and finely textured with flavors of briar patch, black cherries, black pepper, bone broth, and savory spices that linger on.