Gustafson Family Vineyards Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Harvested early and at an almost perfect 4 tons per acre yield, this fruit was majestic when it came into the winery. To aid in proper tannin extraction and flavor development this wine was fermented in an open top tank with manual punch downs. Aged for 18 months to integrate the full fruit flavors with toasted oak, the wine shows elegant structure and balance.

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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Tasting Notes:

The nose is greeted with aromas of mint and chocolate highlighted with subtle oak and leather. The pallet opens with dark fruit and moves into a lush blueberry intensity that balances perfectly with the acidity displayed across the mid-pallet. The finish is smooth and long with excellent tannic structure, marking this wine as a classic Petite Sirah.

Harvested early and at an almost perfect 4 tons per acre yield, this fruit was majestic when it came into the winery. To aid in proper tannin extraction and flavor development this wine was fermented in an open top tank with manual punch downs. Aged for 18 months to integrate the full fruit flavors with toasted oak, the wine shows elegant structure and balance.

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Dietary Information: All-Natural

480 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 18 month French and American Oak – 33% new


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