Enkidu Petite Sirah Red Hills Lake County Diener Ranch 2005

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This is a balanced Petite Sirah's that offers incredible complexity. Diener Ranch is from the Red Hills region of Lake County. The deep, red, rocky volcanic soils of this region contribute to complex aromas and flavors, and a muscular, refined structure. the 2005 Diener Ranch has a profound black pepper spice that provides the backbone of both the aromas and flavors. Ripe plum, sage, licorice and hints of coffer and leather contribute to an excitingly complex wine. The structure is full-bodied with refined mouth filling tannins and finish that goes on and on. The dark fruit of Petite Sirah undergoes native yeast fermentation after a five-day cold soak. Due to the tannin structure of Petite Sirah no stems are retained. Punch downs occur twice daily until dryness, after which the tank is sealed for extended maceration. At pressing the free run and the first light pressings go directly to French oak barrels, 30 - 40% new, followed by rackings every four months with a great deal of splashing. After 16 months we bottle unfiltered, and then allow six months before release.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Petite Sirah
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Enkidu Wine:
Enkidu produces wines primarily from the varieties grown in the Burgundy and Rhone Valley of France. Pinot Noir (a little bit of the dead, a little of the living); Syrah (barnyard, smoked meat and white pepper) and Petite Sirah (a warrior with a sword who first learned to dance) were our inaugural varietals. Enkidu is an ensemble of people who are passionate about wine. For us the wines we pro... Read more
Enkidu produces wines primarily from the varieties grown in the Burgundy and Rhone Valley of France. Pinot Noir (a little bit of the dead, a little of the living); Syrah (barnyard, smoked meat and white pepper) and Petite Sirah (a warrior with a sword who first learned to dance) were our inaugural varietals. Enkidu is an ensemble of people who are passionate about wine. For us the wines we produce are in response to the fruit in the vineyards, not dictated by a recipe preconceived in the office. Our wines are the result of diligent work in the vineyards by these dedicated viticulturists with whom we consult throughout the year to maximize the quality of the fruit. Read less

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This is a balanced Petite Sirah's that offers incredible complexity. Diener Ranch is from the Red Hills region of Lake County. The deep, red, rocky volcanic soils of this region contribute to complex aromas and flavors, and a muscular, refined structure. the 2005 Diener Ranch has a profound black pepper spice that provides the backbone of both the aromas and flavors. Ripe plum, sage, licorice and hints of coffer and leather contribute to an excitingly complex wine. The structure is full-bodied with refined mouth filling tannins and finish that goes on and on. The dark fruit of Petite Sirah undergoes native yeast fermentation after a five-day cold soak. Due to the tannin structure of Petite Sirah no stems are retained. Punch downs occur twice daily until dryness, after which the tank is sealed for extended maceration. At pressing the free run and the first light pressings go directly to French oak barrels, 30 - 40% new, followed by rackings every four months with a great deal of splashing. After 16 months we bottle unfiltered, and then allow six months before release.

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