PETITE SIRAH 2017
Our Petite Sirah has an intense color and generous bouquet of rich blackberries and blueberries, vanilla bean and roasted coffee, all in a remarkably approachable glass. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah.
APPELLATION: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon
CHEMISTRY: pH 3.22; TA 6.95 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGARS: 0.1%
VARIETAL: 100% Petite Sirah
ROOT STOCK: 101-14
CERTIFIED: LIVE Sustainable
HARVESTED: 27 October 2017
HARVEST BRIX: 24.4
PRODUCTION: 87 Cases
BOTTLED: 15 August 2019
RELEASED: 2 April 2020
TTB LABEL ID: 19159001000214
UPC: 6 80499 83067 0
All of our vineyards have been independently certified LIVE sustainable and Salmon Safe since 2012. LIVE is the highest certification in the world for sustainable viticulture. No herbicides have been used in our vineyards since 2017.
2017 GROWING CONDITIONS:
2017 provided a cooler, wetter and longer growing season than the previous three years. Bud break started in mid-April, a little later than usual. Average harvest dates were pushed out about three weeks. The water table in our vineyards was a little higher than normal due to a greater snowpack in the mountains. This resulted in our vine canopies requiring greater maintenance because of abnormally vigorous growth. Several fires in the surrounding areas contributed to a near continuous concentration of smoke over the Valley floor for a period of about 8 weeks and was cause for concern. However, with most of our bottling complete, we have found no evidence of smoke taint and lots of indications that we are benefitting from the later harvest. We are looking forward to another banner year of award-winning wines.
AWARDS & WINE SCORES
2020 SavorNW Wine Competition
BEST OF CLASS | 95 Pts
2020 Wine Press NW's 21st Annual Platinum Judging
2020 West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Given the wines sometimes aggressive tannins, Petite Sirah will do well matched with fat and umami – be it steaks from the grill or a plate of beef stroganoff.