The Brady family vineyard grows in the scenic lupine-dappled, Estrella River Valley of Paso Robles. Veteran winemaker Don Brady finds the area reminis-cent of his native Texas blue bonnet country.
The 2019 Brady Vineyard Petite Sirah is rich and luxurious. Featuring a deep crimson color and
aromas reminiscent of blackberry, black pepper, roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows
opulent texture and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with
balancing gentle acidity. A hint of velvety oak lengthens the finish. Enjoy with smoked or roasted
meats, sharp cheeses and dishes with rich flavorful sauces.
The Brady Vineyard is ideally situated for world class viticulture. Located far enough inland from
the Pacific Ocean to build heat daily, but still close enough to enjoy the nightly cooling of maritime
breezes. Here the vines seek out nutrients and water in the meager rocky soils overlooking the Estrella
River. These elements combine to result in rich, fully-ripened grapes, ideal for producing big & bold
Paso Robles wines.
Harvest takes place once fruit flavors peak and prior to any shriveling. The fruit is crushed and
moved to stainless tanks and inoculated for fermentation with RX-60, a yeast strain known to
bring out the best in Rhone varieties. We then used a traditional hand pump-over to maximize color
and flavor release. After the press, the wine was racked into oak barrels to complete malolactic
fermentation and mature for 18 months.