2005 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

60% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch
40% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Teldeschi Ranch

pH: 3.61
T.A.: 6.1 g/L
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.

Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

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