2012
Phase V
PETITE SIRAH

This Petite Sirah has a vibrant nose of violets, wildflowers and cassis. On the palate it strikes a balance between powerful masculinity and elegant finesse. Blackberry, plum and incense give it a juicy, full-bodied mouthfeel. In contrast, the tannins have a slight edge and give the wine structure, complexity and focus.The wine has a long lingering finish and it is drinking really well right now but will also have the ability to age and evolve throughout the next decade or more.

Winemaking details

  • VINTAGE: 2012
  • APPELLATION: Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL: 15.4%
  • BARREL AGING: 24 months in 100% new French oak
  • PRODUCTION:168 cases
  • HARVEST DATE: October 1st, 2012
  • WINEMAKER: Philippe Melka
  • YIELDS PER ACRE: 3.2 Tons
  • FERMENTATION: Fermented in stainless steel tanks and ¬†French oak puncheons
  • COOPERAGE: Demptos, Baron, Taransaud

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