2011 Petite Sirah
- 750 ml
Black ruby in color, this wine broods complexity of dark fruit-black currant and blackberry jam. The complex nose carries notes of dried herbs, dried cherry, juniper, black pepper, clove, aromatic cedar, mushroom and toast. Nicely integrated oak age has enhanced this wine's development while allowing the fruit to be the dominant force. With a great balance of acidity and chewy tannins, the flavors are reminiscent of cherry and plum juice. This Napa Valley Petite Sirah has tremendous length of flavors from the initial sniff to the lingering finish in the mouth. Try it with black peppercorn steaks.
|Harvest Date||October 3, 2011|
|Aging||Aged in barrel: 837 days|
|Bottling Date||March 7, 2014|
|Alcohol %||14.5 %|
Wood Ranch , Rutherford – In the heart of the Rutherford appellation, Wood Ranch is located east of the Napa river. The soils are very black and riparian, the result of the river having shaped much of the soil structures. The fruit produces cherry, blackberry and juniper berry flavors with a velvety softness.
The above average rainfall for the winter and spring left the precipitation totals more than a third above normal by the end of June. The cooler, wet spring delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set, resulting in shatter in parts of the region. The cooler-than-average growing season continued throughout summer resulting in a later-than-average harvest. The delayed maturity of the fruit, coupled with a few early autumn rain storms, made for a very challenging harvest season. With experience, we were able to overcome these obstacles, producing really fine wines expressing the aromas and flavors preserved by a cooler than average growing season.