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2012 Kenefick Ranch Petite Sirah
Region: 100% Estate Grown in the Calistoga AVA of the Napa Valley
Volume: 200 Cases
Composition: 90% Petite Sirah, 10% Merlot
Average Tons/Acre: 3.5
Average Brix: 27.8
Hand Harvested: 10/2/12
Wood: 10% New French Burgundy Oak, 90% Neutral French Oak
Coopers: Meyrieux Barrels
Fermentation: 3 Day Cold Soak, One Pump-over per Day, Pressed Off of Skins at 5 Brix
Bottled: August 10, 2014
Barrel Aged: 18 months
Bottle Aged: 2 years
TA: 6.1 g/L
We treat this Petite Sirah in a gentle manner during fermentation to allow the heavy tannin profile to integrate properly. Aromatics of dark cherry, plum and spice are enveloped in a rich, fresh berry profile. Copious velvet tannins let this wine finish very long. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 10-15 years.