TASTING NOTES
This vintage of the Leese-Fitch Firehouse Red shows aromatics of Bing cherry, huckleberry, sweet leather and cedar with hints of toasted dill and earth. The flavor starts with dark chocolate covered cherries, espresso, vanilla bean, blackberry syrup and tart plum. The finish shows Italian roast coffee, heavy toasted French oak, balsalmic reduction and cocoa nibs.

WINEMAKER NOTES
The 2015 vintage produced wines with a strong backbone and great depth. Low yields in the vineyards gave us the tools to make concentrated wines with rich, complex nuances. Our lead varietal is Petite Sirah from Lodi and Clarksburg, adding both warm and cool climate fruits to the blend. Syrah from Lodi and Contra Costa County adds wild nuances, with a touch of white pepper and dark black fruit. Zinfandel from Lodi and Sonoma County adds brambly fruit, softening the wine. Merlot from Clarksburg adds brightness and structure, while Mourvedre from Contra Costa County contributes cherry and dark huckleberry notes for further complexity. Finally, a splash of Clarksburg Tempranillo softens the mouthfeel.

FOOD PAIRINGS
This is a big wine that would pair best with rich dishes. Sausage lasagna, a flatiron steak with roasted root vegetables or carne asada tacos come to mind as good pairings.

BLEND
38% Petite Sirah 20% Syrah 18% Zinfandel 16% Merlot 5% Mourvedre 3% Tempranillo

APPELLATIONS
63% Lodi
25% Clarksburg
9% Contra Costa County
3% Sonoma County

ANALYSIS
pH 3.63
TA 6.4 g/L
ALC 13.5%
RS 1.8 g/L

SRP
$12

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