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Aaron Wines 2012 Petite Sirah

Every year I taste through every barrel one by one to select the wines to blend together into the Aaron Petite Sirah. Specifically, it’s usually the barrels that when tasted blind just simply say “Wow, that’s awesome Petite Sirah.” The interesting thing about this is that it’s never about one specific profile but rather certain barrels that speak to me across all the different vineyards, even though each site produces a very different style of Petite Sirah. In the end, the goal is to create a “complete” wine, which in reality isn’t that easy to do with Petite Sirah. To check all the boxes, you need to have a lot of elements to create the depth and complexity to really give it that ‘wow factor.’ This years blend utilizes barrels from 7 different vineyards, all of which bring a different element to the blend. Deep and dark aromatics of blue and black fruits, peppercorn, bay leaf, anise, and tapenade. The palate is big, yet maintains some elegance, with blackberry, blueberry, smoked beef, loads of spice, with firm and gravelly tannins.

 Producer Aaron Wines
 Region Paso Robles
 Country United States
 Varietals Petite Sirah
 Alcohol 14.9% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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About the Producer

Aaron Wines
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Aaron Wines

Paso Robles, California, United States Paso Robles, California, United States

Boundaries are few on the road less traveled.HistoryAaron began his journey into wine as a young teenager, when he fell into a job planting a small hillside vineyard. The wonderment of transforming bare ground into a vineyard that would someday produce wines of prowess and longevity drove Aaron to begin...

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