2012 Petite Sirah

2012 Petite Sirah
Magnum (1.5 Liters)

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$58.00
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SKU: VRPS12MAG

The fruit for our 2012 Petite Sirah was handpicked in the early morning and sorted to ensure quality and uniformity of ripeness. Afterwards, the fruit was destemmed and gently crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Pump-overs took place regularly to enhance color and help extract tannins from the skin. After pressing, the wine was racked into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and aging. While the majority was aged in French oak, we also used some American and Hungarian oak barrels for added nuances and complexity. Upon extensive blending trials after 8 months of aging, the final lots were selected and blended for overall synergies - structure from Creston Valley, minerality and spice from Huerhuero, and silkiness from Jardine Vineyard. The blend was then aged for an additional 12 months in barrels to fully integrate before bottling. The result is a wine displaying complexity, structure, richness, and balance.

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied  -  black cherry and vanilla  -  supple finish

Accolades

  • 93 Points - National Wine Review, January 2016
  • 92 Points - The Tasting Panel, December 2015
  • 90 Points & Gold Medal - Sommelier Challenge 2015
  • 90 Points - Vinous, September 2015
  • Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition 2015
  • Gold Medal - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition 2015
  • Gold Medal & Best of Class - Central Coast Wine Competition 2015
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %
14.3