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The Wine: To preserve the fruit flavors, we maintained a cool fermentation and used open-top tanks to integrate oxygen with Petite Sirah’s sturdy tannins. We aged the wine for almost three years in neutral oak barrel: 50% in foudres (large 600-gallon barrels), and the remaining 50% in neutral 60-gallon French barrels to soften and smooth the tannins.
This Petite Sirah (85% Petite Sirah, 15% Zinfandel), opens on the nose with aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry, followed by hints of chocolate and sweet baking spice. The palate is layered with dark berries in the foreground with underlying flavors of cocoa powder and cedar. This wine offers an enormous density of tannin, which, supported by lively acid, envelope the palate and make for a long finish. Match this wine’s generous flavors with substantial foods such as lamb stew, grilled steak and barbecued pork ribs.
Vintage: The 2013 vintage was nearly perfect, with consistent sunshine and moderate temperatures. After a wet start to winter in 2012, spring was warmer than usual, triggering an early bud break and flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With only one heat spike in late June/early July, Napas typical warm days and cool nights created wonderfully flavorful grapes.
Vineyard: The grapes for this wine were grown at Miljenko’s Vineyard, a 34-acre parcel of land north of Calistoga overlooked by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s home. This sunny and well-drained hillside is the perfect site to grow intensely avored Petite Sirah. We farm naturally, without arti cial pesticides or herbicides, and the grapes are certi ed organic.