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2014 Petite Sirah

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Tasting Notes

From mature vines on a steep hillside in the rugged hills of Mendocino grown in a warm year this is a big and bold Petite. Deep dark aromas of ripe cherries, baking spices, licorice, with a strong aroma of violets. Three years in oak have added a rich layer of Cedar, vanilla, and tobacco. Barrel age has only begun to soften this wine, for those who are patient this robust wine will generously develop over the next decade or three.

Vineyard Notes

The last three growing seasons have been extremely consistent. The weather patterns in 2013 and 2014 were almost identical, the only noticeable difference was that we started harvest several days earlier than the previous vintage. No spring rain led to an early harvest of slightly above average yield. Summer temperatures remained moderate, offering slow measured ripening until harvest.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit was hand-picked early in the morning and transported to the winery while cool. Grapes were de-stemmed and the must was cold soaked for 24 hours before being inoculated with yeast. Punch downs were adjusted in duration and frequency, depending on taste and yeast activity (one to three times per day). The wine was pressed at 4.1 brix and racked to barrel where it finished primary. Once dry, the wine was racked off lees and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. Once secondary fermentation was complete the wine was racked and aged in a mixture of French and American Oak. Though the wine was filtered, owing to its time in barrel, fining was determined unnecessary.
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Petite Sirah
Varietal Composition 100% Petite Syrah
Appellation Yorkville Highlands
Harvest Date September 16th, 2014
Acid 4.4g/L
PH 3.81
Barrel Aging 32 months 60% Neutral Oak 20% New American Oak 20% New French Oak
Bottling Date My 11, 2017
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml