2014 Petite Sirah, El Dorado

2014 Petite Sirah, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
86% Petite Sirah | 7% Syrah | 5% Viognier | 1% Grenache | 1% Mourvedre
Aging
23 Months | 87% Ntrl French Oak | 13% New French Oak
Alcohol %
15.2
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SKU: 14PETED
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
86% Petite Sirah | 7% Syrah | 5% Viognier | 1% Grenache | 1% Mourvedre
Aging
23 Months | 87% Ntrl French Oak | 13% New French Oak
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2014 Petite Sirah is classic in style in that it offers big and bold flavors and inky color. The tannins are slightly less pronounced than past vintages. The wine’s aromatics are dominated by black and dark fruit aromas like plum, dark cherry, and blackberry, coupled with notes of wet granite, 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 Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier were added to complement the Petite and soften the tannins.
Estate Vineyards
94% Stoney Creek
Local Vineyards
6% Fenaughty
Production
194 Cases