The 2019 vintage of The Stand provides a uniquely elegant expression of Petite Sirah. It
presents lifted, high-toned aromas of purple fruits, chaparral and sage with notes of
A rich, luxurious texture is enveloped by refreshing acidity. The cool-climate
Syrah and Grenache bring added texture and contrast, resulting in a food friendly Petite
Sirah blend that brings you back for more.
From our sustainably grown Paso Robles vineyards.
Paso Robles is our home. Here, exceptional growing conditions, a rich viticultural heritage and an innovative winemaking culture have combined to elevate our region to world-class status. Our Paso Robles wines are sourced from our Tooth & Nail estate as well as other local sustainably grown vineyards.
October 1 & November 2, 2019
The 2019 vintage of The Stand is a blend of Paso Robles Petite Sirah (92%)
complemented by Syrah (4%), Grenache (3%) and Viognier (1%) from Murmur vineyard
in the cooler Santa Maria Valley. The Petite Sirah was harvested on October 1 after a
mild, steady growing season, while the Rhône varieties followed on November 2.
After destemming the clusters, Director of Winemaking Jeremy Leffert and his team
fermented the Petite Sirah in stainless steel tanks over a period of nine to 11 days. This
quick, warm fermentation was designed to enhance the formation of polymeric
anthocyanins for a sweeter mouthfeel and stable color with minimal tannic
astringency. The Rhône varieties were fermented separately in large open-top oak
foudres, with the Syrah and Viognier being co-fermented. The Petite Sirah was aged in
French oak barrels, while the Rhône varieties were matured in large-format oak
puncheons. In the final blend, Petite Sirah sets the tone with decadent concentration,
while the cool-climate Syrah, Grenache and Viogner add brightness, balance and
immediate drinkability to the experience.
18 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (35% new)
Beautiful, dark and inky
Korean short ribs