2003 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
62% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Unti Vineyard
25% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch
13% Sonoma County Petite Sirah, Riebli Ranch
Our “Pet” in this vintage is composed of three different lots – Unti, Teldeschi, and Riebli Ranch. Each was fermented separately with extended maceration for several additional weeks to smooth the tannins. The final blend was assembled the following spring and bottled unfined and unfiltered after 15 months of aging in all French oak, 25% new.
Dark ruby-purple. Deep, dark aromas of rich earth, blackberry, blueberry, and graham cracker. Full bodied but as smooth of a Pet as you’ll find. Despite the tannins, I typically like my Pets young. I’d recommend enjoying this from late 2005 through 2009. (MRO - 3/3/05)