2007 Penman Springs
The grapes for this vintage were hand picked and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was fermented in 6 ton open top tanks. Overthree days the must was allowed to "cold soak" to extract color and flavor prior to the start of fermentation. Pumpovers took place frequently overan eight-day period before the juice was pressed off and transferred to French oak barrel to complete malolactic fermentation. The final blend was chosen as a result of frequent tasting sessions. The Petite Sirah from PenmanSprings offers dark color, fresh berry aromasand spicy characteristics.
This release is quite exclusive as Carl and Beth McCasland, owners of Penman Springs, refer to their 40 acres as a garden. Besides the exposure of the hillside and the optimum growing conditions, the McCasland's practice various trellis systems that allowa custom canopythat results in optimum color and body. This is a first time, limited release that is only offered through our tasting room.
Enjoy now through 2014
- Color: Dark, inky garnet
- Aroma: Intense dark fruit; blackberries and raspberries with notes of oak and cedar
- Taste: Big, rich texture; full bodied and earthy with robust dark fruit; full tannins with a lingering, minerally aftertaste
- 89 Points - The Rhône Report, Issue #6