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2015 Petite Sirah, Pre-Release

2015 Petite Sirah, Pre-Release

Deep rich purple red color. Unctuous black cherry & dusty aromas. On the palate: blackberry jam & white pepper with notes of toasted oak. Mouthfilling with lovely structure. A thoroughly enjoyable, remarkable, sophisticated "cool climate" version of Petite Sirah

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SKU: 1081
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
September 12, 2015
Fermentation
Neutral French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
January 31, 2017
Alcohol %
14.8
Winemaker Notes
2.03 tons of Petite Sirah received on September 12, 2015. These were harvested by hand at night and aged in neutral French oak barrels.
Vineyard Notes
Planted on a southwest facing site on sandy loam soil in Southern Monterey County near San Antonio Lake), this vineyard grows Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot but also to Syrah and Petite Sirah and is owned by one of our very own wine club members Joe Greene. Also known as the “San Antonio Valley” (although this vineyard is not included in that AVA) the area experiences heat during the growing season – similar to the northern San Luis Obispo County area – but nighttime temperatures at this particular site can also drop well into the 40’s. This temperature difference encourages flavor development over sugar accumulation which in the bottle means concentration without the alcohol.
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