Once again, our unique blend offers an array of flavors making you want another sip! This medium to full-bodied wine is a deep purple color with aromas of black cherry, violet, dark chocolate, and toasty vanilla oak, leading into a mouthful of ripe black currants, roasted coffee and spice. The wine is remarkably well-balanced, given its rich concentration of fruit and oak. The medium body coats your mouth with layers of more complex flavors enhanced by mild tannins. Just a joy to drink!
Gold Medal- Critic Challenge Wine Competition, Gold Medal- Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition, Gold Medal- Indy International Wine Competition
The Petite Sirah (49%) is sourced from the famed Frediani Vineyard in Calistoga. This varietal gives the wine opulent and ripe fruit. The Syrah (36%) is sourced from the Page-Nord Vineyard in Yountville, which gives the wine a luxurious mouthfeel, added aromatic complexity and the hint of flowers. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) from the Two Moon Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley adds some body and structure with a bit of spice.
The 2012 growing season was a winemakers dream with near perfect conditions. Continually warm weather without any major hot spells let the fruit ripen fully. Growing conditions throughout the year had been ideal for producing a bumper crop of mature grapes with balanced flavors.
The grapes for this wine were picked between 25.5 and 26.5 brix with a total acid of 0.50 to 0.60g/100ml and a pH of 3.65 to 3.75. The fruit was then destemmed into small open-topped fermenters and punched down daily by hand. After completion of fermentation the wine was drained, pressed, and inoculated with a malo-lactic culture. Completion of malo-lactic fermentation proceeded while aging for 16 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels.
151 cases produced