The 2012 is Our Last Vintage!

We are going out with a bang. The following review of Carver Sutro's 2012 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah is taken from Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media web site.

"The 2012 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Silky, polished and utterly impeccable, the 2012 will redefine what Petite Sirah is and can be in Napa Valley. Layers of blue and black fruit, ink, white flowers, cloves and sweet spices all flow across the palate with superb grace and complexity. This is a striking wine from Carver-Sutro."
Anotnio Galloni,Vinous MediaScore: 95+

In The Vineyard: Snakes and Rain

The beautiful 2012 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah will be our very last vintage. We decided after 23 remarkable years at the vineyard it was time to get off the tractor and hang up our shears.

We both feel blessed to have had the opportunity to shepherd a lovely property with deep history, knowing that everything we did was done with reverence to the land. The fabric of our experience was complex and rich: starting with meeting members of the homesteading Barberis family when we arrived; the wildness of our surroundings including bears, packs of coyotes, rattlesnakes and more; floods that left our buildings inundated with silt; salmon spawning up Horns creek in December. Our children thrived and we hosted innumerable old and new friends who were uniformly struck by the charm and serenity of "The Farm".

With such a strong attachment to our land, it was essential to us that the next owner would share our love of the land and its history. We waited a very long time until a remarkable couple who were fully ready to carry on the tradition of the property with respect and energy, and who had deep family history in country property, bought the vineyard. They are commited to grapes, wine, the beauty of the property, the wonderful buildings we preserved, and eventually they will be creating their own brand.

We now live happily inside the city of Calistoga, a short jog away from the vineyard.

Great thanks to our loyal customers.

We have produced 15 vintages. We have had such loyal customers who know what Petite Sirah is and have realized how special our brand has been.

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