A wine dedicated to the elements of harmony and symmetry. In our vineyards, warm days yield to cool evenings just as bold tannins balance the classic fruit flavors of our Petite Sirah. Open a bottle, raise a glass, and toast to the richness of life.
Aristotle aims to create wines that elevate the senses and open the mind. While we can’t promise that drinking Aristotle will actually make you wiser, we can promise that our wine offers complex favors, intense varietal character and beautiful balance.
Deep, intriguing and intense, our Petite Sirah is both sophisticated and approachably delicious. Aromas of blackberries, vanilla and mocha lead to favors of plums, black currants and tobacco. Full-bodied, well-integrated tannins finish with a finesse of rich black fruit.
APPELLATION | Monterey
VINEYARD | Hames Valley Vineyard
HARVEST BRIX | 23.7º
COMPOSITION | 100% Petite Sirah
AGING | 12 months in American and Hungarian oak
ALCOHOL 13.5% | pH 3.63 | TA 0.62 g/L
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
We believe the best wines come from vineyards that are a harmonious part of their environment. From maintaining over 250 owl boxes as a natural, sustainable way to control rodent populations to composting 100% of our waste material, we strive to protect that very thing that makes our wines so incredible: the terroir.
Terroir is a French term that refers to the complex interaction of climate and terrain that give wines the unique characteristics of that specific site. In caring for our soil, water and environment, we create a wine that is good for the body and soul.
The grapes for Aristotle are grown in the Hames Valley sub-appellation, located in the southern reaches of Monterey County on the Central Coast of California. This little-known region of softly rolling topography presents ideal climatic conditions for growing top-notch Petite Sirah.
Hames Valley is defined by a dramatic day-to-night temperature swing, with a 50 degree differential quite common. Although most of Monterey County possesses a cool maritime climate due to the influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean, Hames is sheltered from the chilly winds and receives a healthy dose of sunshine during the day, followed by a precipitous drop in temperature as the sun goes down.
The long, warm days allow full-bodied, dark fruit flavors to develop while the dramatic nighttime cooling preserves the balance and structure of this supple wine.
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