The grapes for our 2013 Petite Sirah were harvested between August 28 – Sept. 26, 2013, with an average Brix of 26.8. After fermenting on the skins for 6-9 days, the must was pressed and the resulting wine finished fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks. The wine then received the equivalent of approximately 6 months of aging in French Oak barrels.
The 2013 Petite Sirah is deep purple in color, with an exceptionally bright hue. The nose is filled with ripe blackberry, toffee and a bit of clove. Flavors of juicy dark berry fruit are abundant. The round dense wine has a mocha finish which is absent of any astringency.
Varietal Petite Sirah
Harvest Date August 28 – Sept. 26, 2013
Sugar 26.8 Avg. Brix at Harvest
Acid 7.00 g/L
Aging New and Used French and American Oak
Fermentation Stainless Steel
Bottling Date First Bottling June 2014
Alcohol % 13.5