2005 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

60%   Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch

pH: 3.61
T.A.: 0.610 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.1%
Cases Produced: 121

We love petite sirah for its burliness and rusticity.  Doing Brontosaurus steaks on the grill tonight?  Open a bottle of pet!  Picked on October 20th and 23rd, each component was fermented separately and left on the skins for 29 days before being pressed to all French oak, 40% new.  Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 14 months in barrel.

Tasting Note: Black ruby-purple.  A powerful, blueberry-laden nose is complimented by intriguing notes of iron and earth.  Full-bodied and concentrated but with a measure of elegance rarely found in a petite of this size.  Enjoyable now with plenty of time in a decanter (and if you don’t mind tannin), this petite has the balance of fruit and structure to age gracefully for up to several decades.  (MRO – 3/1/07)

Suggested Retail: $36 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2007




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