2013 Petite Sirah, El Dorado

2013 Petite Sirah, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
86% Petite Sirah | 5% Counoise | 4% Syrah | 3% Viognier | 1% Grenache | 1% Mourvedre
Aging
23 Months | 55% New French Oak | 45% Neutral French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
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SKU: 13PETED
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
86% Petite Sirah | 5% Counoise | 4% Syrah | 3% Viognier | 1% Grenache | 1% Mourvedre
Aging
23 Months | 55% New French Oak | 45% Neutral French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 Petite Sirah is classic in style in that it offers big and bold flavors and inky color. The tannins are pronounced with a lingering minerality on the palate. The wine’s aromatics are dominated by black and dark fruit aromas like plum, dark cherry, and blackberry, coupled with notes of pencil lead, slate, smoke and tar.
Winemaker's Notes
The Petite Sirah is grown at our Fair Play estate on decomposed granite soils that impart a distinctive mineral element to the wine. Tannins are prevalent in this varietal, thus we aged the wine for 2 years in barrel and over a year in bottle to round out the finished product. Additionally, small portions of Counoise, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier were added to complement the Petite and soften the tannins.
Estate Vineyards
100% Stoney Creek
Production
252 cases