Volante Vineyards

Petite Sirah

2006 Petite Sirah
Thompson Vineyards
CA - Mendocino County - Redwood Valley
Size: 750ml

$22.00 

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The third in a series of smooth and rich, inky and intense, black purple Petite Sirah's from Volante. Spicy aromas of black fruit segue to a polished palate with loads of blackberry and huckleberry flavor. A pleasant finish meshes spice and bramble with oak complexities and an earthy mineral edge. The tannins are well defined but not tannic..

Details

Total Cases: 950
Harvest Dates: October 2006
Bottling Date: December 2008
Release Date: June 2009

Average Degree Brix: 26.4
Titratable Acidity: g/L
pH at Bottling:
Alcohol Level: 14.6000%

Blend/Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Fermentation: Open top with punch downs 3 times daily over 10 brix and twice daily under 10 brix
Aging: 40% new oak, of this 80% was American oak from Seguin Moreau and 20% French oak from Radoux.
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is developing nicely with more forward fruit than the previous two vintages. It is doing well on the award circuit and is displaying excellent aging characteristics.

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