2014 PALISADES

Calistoga, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Inky dark color and aromas of dusty blue and black fruits, black olive, Asian sauce, dark plum, tobacco, licorice and purple flowers. The flavors consist of black currants, baking chocolate, lychee, marbled rye and smoked ham.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Alcohol: 14.4%

Harvest Dates: September 9, 2014

Vintage Notes: Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability: A cellar treasure for a at least a decade.

Price: $55 Purchase

2015 ROYAL PUNISHERS

Rutherford, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Intense deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, caramel and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is soft and weighty, then builds into a broad mid palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Alcohol: 14.9%

Harvest Date: September 10-11, 2015

Vintage Notes: Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability: Great to drink now, but some cellar ageing will benefit this wine through 2024

Price:  Fall Release

2013 E.B.A. (EXTENDED BARREL AGED)

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Fig, black cherry, dark plum and cocao in the nose. Soft and weighty entry with opulent black fruits layered with masculine tannins that build to a long, wet finish.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Alcohol: 15.5%

Harvest Date: September 12, 2013

Vintage Notes: Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability: Some years in the cellar will broaden the palate even further and add more graceful notes to its already broad spectrum of aromas.

Price: $75 Purchase

2014 PETITE SIRAH DESSERT WINE

Napa Valley

Inky dark purple, aromatic black currants, blueberry, graham cracker, cedar, hints of clove, mocha, and black tea. Medium sweetness, firm structure, balanced fruit, acidity and alcohol.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Alcohol: 19%

Harvest Date: September 12, 2014

Vintage Notes: Warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Consistent temperatures for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and ripening.

Ageability: Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Price: $65 Purchase