*7R* 2016 Theopolis Vineyards "Estate" Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands (Mendocino, CA)

Weight: 7R

Varietal: Petite Sirah

Region: Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino, California 

Black Producer     Female Producer     Urban Grape Exclusive

280 Cases Produced

Ms. Theodora Lee, a senior partner, and trial lawyer at Littler founded Theopolis Vineyards in 2003. In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theo-Patra, Queen of the Vineyards. Her passion for wine began upon her arrival to San Francisco from Texas in 1987, primarily due to the influence of her law firm mentors, many of whom owned vineyards. This led Ms. Lee to take several viticulture classes at UC Davis, before deciding to develop her own vineyard. In 2001, Ms. Lee purchased sheep land in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley and began developing her vineyard. This process was quite complex from clearing land, doing soil tests, obtaining permits to remove some trees, drilling an agricultural well, and terracing the property. Finally, in 2003, Ms. Lee planted her 5-acre vineyard. Ms. Lee adopted her Greek name from pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and established Theopolis Vineyards.

"This Estate Grown Petite Sirah has a bouquet of delicious and ripe black fruit. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and flavorful on the palate with hints of black pepper, lavender, wild cherry, and black tea. It has fine tannins with a lovely depth and texture, creating a pure and smooth finish. This vintage will age beautifully for decades." - Ms. Theo