Varietals- 100% Petite Sirah
Vineyards- The Dalton Ranch (30%), Aix Sponsa Vineyard (30%), Mayben Vineyard (40%)
Aging/Cooperage- 19 months in 3yr old French and American oak
Production- The 2014 Petite Sirah comes from three different outstanding vineyards here in Calaveras County. As is typpical for us with Petite Sirah, the fruit was crushed leaving approximately 35% whole berries intact. The grapes fermented in small bins for roughly 10 days. We press the PS just before completion of the primary fermentation. The fresh wine was then racked via gravity into small oak casks for completion of fermentation and the duration of the secondary bacterial fermentation. After about 2 months, the wine was racked our of barrels. After an additional 17 months, the wine was removed from barrel and bottled with minimal filtration and no fining.