About 2016 Jaffurs Petite Sirah Thompson Vineyard:
The 2016 Jaffurs Petite Sirah is a wine made from 100% Petite Sirah grapes grown in the Thompson Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, California. According to the producer’s website, the wine has a deep purple color, aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, pepper and vanilla, and flavors of dark fruit, spice and oak. The wine received a rating of 93 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine, which praised its zesty and fascinating character
Inky black color, nicely structured with black fruit. Long finish. Bursting with ripe fruit, strawberries and raspberries. A hint of leather and dark chocolate. Incredible color, wonderful balance, nice acidity and a fall beautiful finish.
Jaffurs Petite Sirah was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 25% new
Grapes for 2016 Jaffurs Petite Sirah were sourced from Thompson Vineyard, famous for their Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvédre. The winemaker limits vineyard yields and require that optimal farming practices are observed.
Harvest Dates: 2016
100% Petite Sirah. All of the wines are carefully made in small lots. Wines are crushed, pressed, cellared, and bottled in their Santa Barbara facility.
About The Winery:
Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Their wines – Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Viognier, and Roussanne – are among the best in the county. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. All of his wines are carefully made in small lots. Approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. They work closely with the growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Santa Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions. The winemaker limits vineyard yields and require that optimal farming practices are observed. All of their wines are crushed, pressed, cellared, and bottled in their Santa Barbara facility.
In September of 2001 Jaffurs Wine Cellars completed construction of a new winery facility in the city of Santa Barbara. This modern, climate-controlled facility allows them to make wine at a natural and careful pace. They process all the fruit from the harvest here and the resulting wines show the benefits of this improved process.
Jaffurs Wine Cellars owns no vineyards. They purchase premium wine grapes only from Santa Barbara County vineyards: Thompson (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre), Bien Nacido (Viognier, Syrah, Grenache), Larner (Syrah, Grenache), Kimsey (Syrah) and Stolpman (Grenache, Roussanne) vineyards.