David Bruce Shell Creek Petite Syrah 2000

Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California

Price: $26.99
Item No. 50755

Winemaker's Notes

We have worked with petite syrah from Shell Creek vineyard for about fifteen years, yet have chosen to keep the wines separate only twice before. Thos early wines, bottled after only nine months in the barrel, focused on fresh berry fruit and assertive oak notes. This vintage spent fifteen months in the barrel, trading some youthful exuberance for a greater sense of roundness and integration. At the core, the vineyard characters of blueberry, tobacco and spice define this wine, while oak adds complexity and depth without dominating. We are pleased with the synergy afforded by the extra aging, and feel the wine will capably accompany hearty dishes such as roast lamb or spicy jambalaya.

Learn About David Bruce Map ItMap It

Nestled amid the redwoods high in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco is the David Bruce Winery. Success based on passion and devotion to wine for 37 years. Always pursue bold flavors and rich styles in selected small lots. Offers Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Pinot Noir.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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