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Petite Sirah 2013

The blackberry, boysenberry, and plum characteristics come through beautifully. Hints of dried fruit, such as raisin and fig, are tasted in the long smooth finish.

$40.00 per Bottle
 

Description

Our 2013 Petite Sirah was fermented in stainless steel tanks and punched down twice daily. The wine spent a month on the skins for extended maceration to intensify mouth feel and soften the chewy tannin. Our wine maker, Eric Lyman, then placed the wine in French Oak barrels for 24 months.

While the origins of this grape are in France, California is the place to look for the best expression of Petite Sirah. The “Petite” in the name refers not to the size of the vines, or to the concentration of flavor, but rather to the size of the grapes themselves. In fact, the high skin-to-juice ratio that is typical of this varietal produces a wine with bold tannins and balanced acidity.

Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Petit Syrah
Harvest Date 9/28/13
Sugar 25 brix at harvest
Acid 6.75 TA
PH 3.55
Aging 24 months in 20% new French Oak
Bottling Date 2/17/16
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml