The Crusher Petite Sirah 2017

Tasting Notes

Aromas are rich and velvety, offering both red and black fruits, cherry vanilla cola, boysonberries, tobacco and bourbon barrel notes. The palate is ripe but fresh, with dried blueberries, fresh blackberries, dark chocolate, cocoa, spice and, and roast plum.  Full bodied with a long finish.


In 1895, Samuele Sebastiani emigrated from Italy to America, making a living hauling paving stones from a quarry is Sonoma, using a cart and horses.  In 1904, he bought winemaking equipment and made 500 gallons of wine, repurposing the cart to sell the wine in bulk.  When Samuele died in 1944, his son August bought the winery from his father’s estate and began using the family name to brand his wines.  Sam handed the reins to his younger brother Don in 1986.  Don tripled production at both the high and low range of the Sebastiani brands.  The fourth generation took the helm in 2009.  This has always been a family-owned and managed business.

2017 was an exceptional growing season in California with nearly perfect growing conditions. Grapes for this wine come from a three of California’s AVAs (64% Clarksburg, 30% Lodi, 6% Suisun Valley).  Each variety was fermented separately is tank, and the wine was aged 14 months in oak, 60% French, 20% American, and 20% Hungarian, 40% new.  Petite Sirah’s strengths are also its weaknesses—strength, power, color, and tannin.  This is why the grape is often blended, and it handles the intensity of new oak very well.



Food Pairing Suggestions

Duck, Grilled preparations, Lamb, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce

Grape Varietal:
83% Petite Sirah/Petit Syrah, 6% Tempranillo, 6% Merlot, 3% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah/Shiraz
$15.00 each
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