Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red
Varietal Petite Sirah
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Harry Hansen

Made from grapes grown in our estate vineyards in Calistoga. Bold, dark fruit, black pepper, cocoa, and toasted oak spices join big tannins and red fruit tones that lends elegance and aging potential. This limited release wine was crafted exclusively for our wine club members and guests of our winery in Calistoga.

 

Winemaking

Because Zinfandel’s large clusters can develop unevenly, we allowed the fruit to hang on the vine, patiently waiting for even cluster maturity and the development of rich, jammy fruit character. Gentle hand harvesting and cold soaking of the grapes prior to fermentation preserved their intricate nuances. During fermentation, we performed regular pump-overs several times a day, keeping skins and juice in constant contact for maximum extraction of aromas and flavors. We aged the wine in French and American oak barrels for 18 months, contributing both structure and spice to the overall wine.
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