2011 Petite Sirah

2011
Petite Sirah

Napa Valley
2011 Napa Valley Petite Sirah

2011
Petite Sirah

Napa Valley
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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.

Details

Vintage 2011
Varietal Other Reds
Harvest Date October 3, 2011
Acid 0.64g/100ml
pH 3.65
Aging Aged in barrel: 837 days
Bottling Date March 7, 2014
Alcohol % 14.5 %

Vineyard Notes

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.


Production Notes

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.

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