Petite Sirah

Cabernet Sauvignon |Albion |elizabethjohn


This is the second vintage of Marston Family Vineyard Petite Sirah. Following the 1992 harvest we made the difficult decision to replant our Petite Sirah vines dating to the late 1880s, yet never lost our passion for this heritage varietal. Maturing from a small 3-acre plot, our 2015 Petite Sirah captures everything we love about this varietal – power, finesse and character. Inspired by the legendary bottlings of Sean Thackrey from our estate, we were fortunate to combine the uniformity and balance of the vintage with the complexity of the smaller berry size to produce an exceptional return to Petite Sirah for Marston Family Vineyard.

Harvest Date:  September 27th, 2015

Vinification: Traditional Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation; 100% Oak Aging (40% new) for 17 months

Bottling Date:  136 Cases bottled on March 28th, 2017

Winemaker Tasting Notes: “An intense bouquet of wild blueberries, huckleberry and clematis flower leads into a layered mouth of fresh blackberries, black plum, pomegranate and black currant. Dark purple in color and full bodied with a silky mouthfeel, the richness combines effortlessly with the fine tannins for a long, elegant finish.” – Marbue Marke, February 2018

Elizabeth and Petite Sirah, circa 1992