2016 Petite Sirah

Proof Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA

  • Producer

    DeSante Wines

  • What we love

    David DeSante and his wife Katherine have been creating sensational, fascinating wines in the Napa Valley since 2001. A blend of Petite Sirah (95%), Alicante Bouschet, and the ultra-rare Sauvignonasse (a white grape from the southern Rhône), this wine shows notes of blackberry, lavender, plum and a licorice-laden finish. Although it displays the typical fruitiness and rich texture of a Napa wine, there is a purity and elegance that makes it incredibly accessible. An ideal wine for red meat, game and savory meals.

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About this Wine

The DeSante “Proof” Petite Sirah takes the name of an extraordinary site, Proof Vineyard – a wild and ruggedly beautiful place. Farmed by two ladies in their 60s, Proof Vineyard is unique. Vines were planted in the 1880s, are not trellised, and there is no irrigation. No wonder why the roots run 30 feet deep! The only fertilizer applied is dried Norwegian kelp brought over in 1950 and absolutely zero chemicals are sprayed – instead, the vines are rubbed with garlic oil to prevent mildew.

This wine represents a rare opportunity to taste a unique expression of Napa Valley. Only 40 cases made! Enjoy!

 

  • Technical Data:
  • Blend: 95% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouchet, 3% Sauvignonasse
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

David & Katherine DeSante

Owners + Winemakers


David and Katharine DeSante are a husband and wife winemaking duo that work with amazing old vines and field blends from the Napa Valley. Both are winemakers for other big-name Napa wineries, but their 1,000-case production DeSante label is their passion project.

Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. For me, it was during a tasting trip in Napa where I first had the pleasure of meeting the DeSantes. I was blown away by how so uniquely special and different and wondrous all of their wines are.

There is intentionality throughout their portfolio and I could not be more excited to share their wines with you!

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