2011 Josephine Red Wine

2011
Josephine Red Wine

Napa Valley
Josephine

2011
Josephine Red Wine

Napa Valley
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Dark and rich, Josephine has aromas of black currant, dark plum, Bing cherry, black pepper and juniper berry. Sweet oak spices reminiscent of clove, tobacco, and cedar add to the depth and richness. On the palette, the wine is bright, rich and round with notes of sweet black cherry and well-resolved tannins. Velvety smooth with a long, lingering finish.

Details

Vintage 2011
Varietal Other Reds
Harvest Date September 24-October 4
Acid 0.68g/100ml
pH 3.54
Aging Barrels: 59 gallon French oak 62% new
Bottling Date July 2012
Alcohol % 14.4%

Vineyard Notes

Freemark Abbey Vineyard–St. Helena (59.5 %)

Ahern Vineyard–St. Helena (37.6%)

Keyes Vineyard–Howell Mountain (2.1%)


Production Notes

The cool wet winter continued into the spring, delaying bud break, flowering and fruit set by at least two weeks. The set was low, with a lower than average crop size in general. The summer temperatures were below normal as well, prolonging the growing cycle, delaying veraison and harvest. There was a two day heat spike around August 24th that caused sunburn damage where some of the clusters died. Sunburned fruit was separated on the vine or on the sorting table. The harvest was delayed, yet had plenty of time to achieve maturity before the rains arrived.

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