Three of Cups “Le Croyant” Petite Sirah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Fruit is sourced from Heart of the Hill Vineyard with is located in Red Mountain AVA. The soils here consists of Hezel and Silt Loam.
- Petite Sirah loves the Red Mountain heat and cool nights and those conditions bring out the red fruits and higher acids you don’t get with Syrah.
- “Petite Sirah has proven to us that it is and will continue to do well as a new stand-out varietal from WA state, hence the name ‘Le Croyant’ (the Believer).”
Varietal Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Elaboration: Tradition vinification. Fermentation in stainless steel, temperature controlled vats. Aged in French oak, 35% of which are new.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of pomegranates, cloves, vanilla on the nose. Tastes of orange blossom, blueberry, licorice, plums, red fruits, and milk chocolate.
2017 – “Double Gold” Seattle Wine Awards
Founded in 2013 by two friends (Lisa & Mike), Three of Cups is a winery based in the Artisan Hill area of Woodinville, Washington, producing limited quantities of premium wines. Lisa and Mike share a passion for wine and food and wanted to expand that beyond their friends and family.
Their fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout Washington and Oregon; predominately in the Red Mountain, Columbia, and Walla Walla Valley AVA’s. The goal is to produce wines that express the very best of the regions the grapes are source from, the conditions of the vintage year, and pair well with food or on their own by the glass. All wines are produced in small batches with careful attention to varietal characteristics using minimal intervention.
The name, Three of Cups, comes from a tarot card, which symbolizes conviviality, agreement, harmony, abundance, and friendship – all things that happen naturally with wine and carries the meaning of joyful social contact. All of which are very important to Lisa and Mike.