Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2016 Red Hills Estate Petite Sirah

Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2016 Red Hills Estate Petite Sirah

...a distinctively elegant expression of this teeth-clutching variety.
The Tasting Panel
TTP 94
...a distinctively elegant expression of this teeth-clutching variety.
The Tasting Panel

Mission Codename Without Me

“Guess who’s back, back again?”

“Hawk is back, tell a friend!”

70+ DAYS.

That’s how long you’ve waited since we last dished you some Hawk and Horse. And seriously, tell a friend and get $20 while you’re at it. They’ll appreciate the hook up.

Anyways, the wait is OVER. Hawk’s back and so is the Horse, with a gotta-have-it, pedal to the medal *(or medal to the petal as Agent Rhône’s 4-year-old says) Petite Sirah smash hit at nearly 60% OFF. From $65 all the way down to $27!!

By now you may know about their winemaker, Dr. Richard Peterson. Haven’t heard of him? You’ve surely heard of Screaming Eagle and Heidi Peterson Barrett. Get this - before Heidi, it was her dad, Dr. Peterson who led the first 4 vintages of Screaming Eagle into cult stardom. Then she took over. That’s not all. Richard also took André Tchelistcheff’s post at Beaulieu Vineyards, helped develop Atlas Peak Vineyards, and he presides over numerous institutions including the American Society for Enology & Viticulture, The Wine Institute, Society of Wine Educators and American Institute for Wine and Food. Oh, and he wrote an award-winning autobiography “The Winemaker”.

Inky, rich, and dark as a starless sky. This has all the weight of a bullmastiff - masculine, brawny stuff. It comes from a small 18-acre Demeter Certified Biodynamic® Vineyard perched at 2,200 feet elevation. As The Tasting Panel review raves, it all “results in a distinctively elegant expression of this teeth-clutching variety.”* Can’t argue with that. Huge flavor with a long runway ahead of it.

Given how much you loved the Jacob Franklin and Quixote Petites we featured, you’re going to go nuts for this one. While we have some left, at least…

94 Points – The Tasting Panel

“Lake County’s rocky red volcanic soil, the 18-acre estate mountain biodynamically farmed vineyard’s high elevation up to 2,200 feet, results in a distinctively elegant expression of this teeth-clutching variety. Aromas of boysenberry, dark chocolate, and brush lead to a finely grained texture with notes of dusted chocolate mint, violets, and a sinewy, gliding finish of licorice and purple fruit.”

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What the Winery Says 2016 Red Hills Estate Petite Sirah

Hawk and Horse Vineyards
Hawk and Horse Vineyards
Consulting Winemaker
Dr. Richard Peterson
Vintage
2016
Variety
100% Petite Sirah
Appellation
Red Hills, Lake County
Alcohol
13.2%
Vineyard
100% Hawk and Horse Estate
Soils
Cortina (gravel), bale loam (sand), Pleasanton loam (clay)
Harvest dates
September 27 - October 1, 2016
Yields
3 tons/acre
pH
3.55
Aging
20 months
Barrels
100% new French oak
Production
10 barrels

About the Winery Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Winemaker Dr. Richard Peterson
Hawk and Horse Vineyards Winemaker Dr. Richard Peterson
Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2016 Red Hills Estate Petite Sirah 750ml Wine Bottle
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Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2016 Red Hills Estate Petite Sirah 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Sep 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$65.00
Elsewhere