The old vines at the legendary Alfred Frediani Vineyard that produce our Petite Sirah are at the heart and soul of the Old Napa. Planted in 1939 by Alfred himself, they have been farmed organically and without irrigation ever since. The fact that this vineyard is contiguous with - and shares the same soil as - some of the most famous vineyards in the Napa Valley Blue-Chip Cabernet World makes them all the more rare. These old boys handled the 2015 vintage with aplomb, producing a wine with a remarkable balance of freshness, richness and density. Gorgeous aromatics of brambly blackberry pie, Madagascar chocolate, lavender, cracked pepper, creamy vanilla-laced oak and shades of red raspberry strudel. The palate is rich and voluminous with the finest tannins we have yet seen in this bottling, leading to a balanced, elegant, powerful finish.