Odd Lot – Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot; Monteray; California; 2020 

 September 1, 2023

By  rackhouse

As we revisit a long-standing staple and favorite among new and well-versed guests with us is the unchanging 80/20 blend of Petite Sirah/Petit Verdot. Not only are the combined varietals unique but the barrel aging regiment is just as odd, using 51% American oak, 22% French oak, and 18% Hungarian oak, with a total of 11% new barrel for a duration of 14 months.

The southern portion of Monterey County is defined by morning fog, strong winds, broad temperature swings, and intense sunshine. In Hames Valley, this triad promotes the cultivation of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot to delicious results. The long, warm days allow full-bodied, dark fruit flavors to develop while the dramatic nighttime cooling preserves the balance and structure of this big, bold wine.             Decadent aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, juicy fig, sweet vanilla, and smoky oak. The palate is full-bodied, with soft tannins and a lingering finish of black fruit. Odd Lot Petite & Petit is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy with beef short ribs, lamb chops, grilled eggplant, or aged manchego cheese.

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