Peirano Estate Vineyards Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Lodi’s climate and soil are ideal for Syrah production. From the use of ‘head-training’ in the old world manner through careful pruning as well as bunch thinning, Peirano optimizes the ripeness that the berries achieve.
- Hand picked fruit also ensures the fruit is in perfect condition for its upcoming transformation.
- Lance Randolph, fourth generation Peirano, winemaker. He implements new techniques to create the best of “Old World Meets New World” viticulture practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Petite Syrah
Elaboration: To maximize the extraction of the big and bold flavors of the Syrah, we used rotary fermentation to maximize every bit of flavor out of the variety. It was then “put to bed” in American and French barrels, 15% of which were new oak, to concentrate its fruit flavors, as well as round out with touches of oak.
Tasting Notes: A vibrant black, glass-staining wine entices the eye, while forward and complex aromas of plum compote, cranberries, craisins, bay leaf, and thyme invites the first sip. Across the palate, dazzling, oozing, opulent berry extract with plump, luscious and juicy dark plums, black tea and spices that dance on the mouth’s senses. Liquor-like in its richness and supple tannins, this wine leads to a powerful yet refined lingering, mouth-filling finish. This in an INTENSE wine that is ultra smooth and deeply satisfying.
2016 – 92 Wine & Spirit | 91 California State Fair Wine Competition
The man in the awesome red shorts is Lance Randolph, and he is on a mission. His mission is to make the best wine to ever come out of the Lodi Appellation. Lance’s great grandfather, Giacomo Peirano, arrived in San Francisco in 1879 from his home in Genoa, Italy. By 1881, he started farming in Lodi, and year by year he steadily gained a place for himself pioneering vineyard and orchard development. Planted in the early 1880’s, Peirano Estate was one of the first vineyards in Lodi. Located in the very heart of the Lodi Appellation (granted in 1986), Peirano Estate Vineyards grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier, Barbera, Petite Sirah, and has perhaps the largest single block of old, head-trained, natural rooted Zinfandel left in the state of California.
Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant quality water. These factors combine to make Lodi a major producer of quality wine grapes. Beginning with the hard work and inspiration of Giacomo Peirano, five generations have grown and harvested grapes from these vineyards for over 100 consecutive years.