2017 Napa Valley "Palisades Vineyard" Petite Sirah

100% Petite Sirah

pH: 3.64
T.A.: 5.8 g/L
Alcohol: 15.4%
Cases Produced: 170

First, the bad news.  We no longer get fruit from two blocks, only one, the original block we started with in 2007.  As a result, production of this wine has dropped by nearly two-thirds.  The good news?  The wine is as fabulous as ever!  Picked September 2nd, we found the fruit less tannic in this vintage.  As a result, total maceration time was cut from the usual 45 to 50 days to a mere 34 days.  Given the concentration of this wine, it was aged in a bit more new French oak, 28% to be exact, than we typically use for our wines.  Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Napa Valley "Palisades Vineyard" Petite Sirah

Tasting Note:

I always struggle to write a Palisades Pet tasting note as the wine is just so damn consistent.  Therefore, at the risk of repeating myself...  Opaque black-purple in color.  A veritable cornucopia of black and blue berry fruits spills from the glass.  Blackberry, blueberry, mulberry, loganberry, huckleberry...  You name it!  Intensely concentrated and full-bodied but remarkably well-balanced, displaying a level of refinement not often found in this variety.  I like Petite Sirah young, finding that it pairs very well with a thick steak off the grill or with braised beef short ribs, but this will age well.  Drink from 2022 through 2032.

Suggested Retail: $55 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2019