2016

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

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Napa Valley Petite Sirah
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The Napa Cellars 2016 Petite Sirah boasts bright aromas of blueberry and graphite leading to rich flavors of warm blackberry, blueberry and a background of mint with
hints of cocoa. This wine is lean, yet has a muscular structure and well-balanced, lingering acidity creating a powerful presence. Pair the Napa Cellars 2016 Petite Sirah with beef stew topped with thyme or, for dessert, Brie cheese drizzled with honeycomb.

Harvest

As distinctive as Petite Sirah is for its dark color and poignant tannins, it’s also a wine with a big personality and best suited for the red wine lover. Petite Sirah is always rich and concentrated and the 2016 takes these characteristics to a new level. Inky and muscular, fruit for this powerful wine is hand-selected from vineyards in the warmer areas of Napa Valley around Calistoga.

Winemaking

After a one-day cold soak, designed to extract color from the skins, the grapes are pressed early to avoid extracting harsh tannins. Following an eight-day maceration period, the lots are aged in 100% French oak (82%new) for 25 months.

Napa Valley Petite Sirah