2018 Petite Sirah Rosé

NAPA VALLEY
$25.00 per bottle   /   $21.25 club price
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This 2018 Petite Sirah Rosé is bursting with fresh nectarines, pomegranates, red plums, mixed berry compote, and a touch of blood orange peel. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing, offering strawberry tart and stone fruits with a round, fleshy mouth-feel and long, pleasant finish. This wine is best enjoyed chilled.

WINERMAKER NOTES

After being hand-harvested, the Petite Sirah grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed. 75% was cool fermented in a stainless steel tank while 25% of the grapes went to neutral barrels. Before fermentation, the juice underwent a cold stabulation (chilling at 40°F) for 5 days, increasing the texture and aromatics. This process is a common practice for Rosé in France. The stainless steel tank was inoculated with a special Provençal-style Rosé yeast while the barrels underwent a native fermentation. The barrels and tank were aged sur lies (on the lees) and stirred every 2-3 weeks for enhanced mid-palate building.

THE VINTAGE

2018 began with a healthy, wet winter with plenty of rain, offering the vines enough energy and resources to have a great year. Bud break began in late March to early April, followed by warm, dry conditions for the Spring and Summer. The consistent summer weather encouraged our Petite Sirah grapes to ripen in early September. They were harvested on September 28th, 2018.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton

Appellation: Napa Valley

Alcohol: 13.1%