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A Moment In Wine Show 417  –  Refugio Ranch Petite Sirah Santa Ynez Valley CA 2016

Today in a Moment in Wine we are tasting a petite sirah grape from the Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley in California.  The Petit Sirah grape was originally discovered in the 1800’s in France and has really taken hold in California due to its drier climate.

In the glass, the color is an inky, black, and teeth-staining dark color.  The nose is one of dried roses, plums and anise.

The taste is bold of dried cherries, and chocolate flavors, like chocolate milk!  This is a mild to low tannic finish with not a lot of acidity.

In these end of summer days with cool nights this wine will pair nicely with a Cuban style, fruity pork roast on the grill.

About Fred Tregaskis & Summit Wine Cellars

Fred Tregaskis first developed a passion for wine during his art school years, when he worked in the New York’s Hudson Valley vineyards. Years later, after working for a national wine magazine, he was given the opportunity to design and build a 28,000-bottle cellar for Lespinasse Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in New York—and in the process Summit Wine Cellars took root.

Tregaskis and Summit Wine Cellars have created dramatic custom wine cellars for clients throughout the world, from Maine to California, and Bangalore to Buenos Aries.

Tregaskis also writes about wine, conducts tastings and hosts a radio show on wine for NPR station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio based in Sharon Conn.

To learn more about Summit Wine Cellars, LLC and the wine cellar design process, contact Summit Wine Cellars by email at info@summit-cellars.com, or by phone at 203-916-1664. Make sure to see the Portfolio page for examples of Summit’s traditional and modern wine cellar design.