Double Gold, Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition
The signature varietal that launched the BARRA of Mendocino brand in 1997, the grapes in this petite sirah hail from vines planted in the rich, red rock soils of Charlie Barra’s home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards, as well as his 50 acre hillside vineyard, Bella Collina located high above the Ukiah valley in Mendocino County. Following the advice of Karl Wente and Louis Martini in the early 60’s, Charlie planted the petite sirah varietal, and continues to bottle limited quantities of this luscious, hearty wine.
If you’re looking for a hearty, flavorful wine to go with your barbeque or beef stew, you’ve found it! Our 2014 petite sirah is a big, robust wine with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, mocha and leather wrapped around firm tannins.