2013 Petite Sirah
Release Date: February 2014
retail price: $22.00
hand-picked and delivered to the winery on October 16. The fruit was sorted by
hand, de-stemmed, and placed into 1-1/2 ton open top fermenters.
After a passive
soak, the must was inoculated with skins from a bin of Primitivo and allowed to ferment. The resulting
cap was punched down by hand on an as needed basis (at least once daily) until
fermentation proceeded to dryness. The wine was pressed off its skins on November 8; the duration of skin contact was 23 days.
The wine was raised in a mixture of previously used oak
barrels of Hungarian and French origin. The wine was bottled in August 2012.