2002 Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah was hand picked and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was fermented in new, small Mueller stainless steel tanks. Over three days the must was allowed to “cold soak” to extract color and flavor. Pumpovers took place frequently during fermentation. The juice was finally pressed off at dryness (0˚ brix) and was then transferred to French oak barrels (30% new) to complete malic fermentation. Secondary fermentation was completed after four months and the wine spent a further 12 months in barrel. The final blend was chosen as a result of frequent tasting sessions and a small amount of Petit Verdot was added to enhance mouthfeel and texture. The finished wine was lightly filtered before being bottled.
Enjoy now through 2012.
- Color: Deep purple almost blue
- Aroma: Intense aromas of dark berry fruits including notes of blueberry and plum as well as earth and pepper are complimentedwith vanilla and toasty oak.
- Taste: This full bodied wine is juicy and rounded on the palate with ripe, firm tannins; blackberry, plum and blueberry fruit with a touch of spice and pepper; long pleasant finish