Petite Sirah

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 Dates

 

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.

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2015 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

 

14.9%

Harvest Dates

 

September 9, 2015

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

2015 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

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 Dates

 

September 13, 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

 

Drinks beautifully and shows 10-15 years ageing potential.

Price

 

65

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 Dates

 

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

 

$45