2019 Petite Syrah

$26.00

Dark fruit, vanilla, and black pepper usher in smooth, silky tannins on the tongue. The 2019 Petite Syrah perfect match for bold spicy dishes, try it with black pepper encrusted cheddar.

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Production: 50 cases

In the Vineyard

Sourced from one of the oldest plantings in the Grand Valley, Petite Syrah, while not a “Syrah” at all, nonetheless exhibits very dark color, thick, tannic skins and dark fruit. The vintage hangs until perfectly ripe. The skins are tough and the seeds nicely brown. We pick and crush a little over a ton on October 5.

Brix: 24.5
pH: 3.8
Titratable Acidity: 4.7 g/L

In the Cellar

The day’s harvest is crushed into a small vat and inoculated the next day. Creating some consternation, fermentation begins slowly, dropping only 2 Brix in the next 10 days. Peaking at 70 degrees, the yeast plod along, finishing on November 5, fully one month after harvest.

Following a 3 day cold soak at 50 degrees, the new wine is pressed to barrel on November 9. After resting in the cool cellar for 27 months, the barrels are transferred to a tank, blended, and lightly filtered. The finished wine is bottled in early March of 2022 and laid down for a May 2022 release.

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