Jc Cellars Petite Sirah Napa Valley Frediani Vineyard 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

The Wine Rich, blackish-purple in color, this wine has enticing aromatics of blackberry jam, smoky vanilla and cassis. The layered and textured palate shows off the incredibly rocky soils of its old Calistoga vineyard. A persistence of crushed rocks, sweet plums and blackberry fan out on the palate and carry through to a smoky crme brule finish. Petite Sirah produces dark, inky colored wines with good acidity and a firm texture and mouth feel. They are anything but a petite wine. Here, 'petite' refers to the tiny berries of this grape variety, which (because of their high skin-to-juice ratio) produce enviably long lived, tannic red wines, capable of aging two decades. The Dick Clark of the wine world seemingly forever young. So this is a perfect wine to buy in anticipation of a newborns 21st birthday, the 20th wedding anniversary of some newlyweds, or simply ones own desire for future pleasures. Before this vintage, JC Cellars produced many styles of the Frediani Petite Sirah. Some featured explosive fruit, in others the vineyards minerality came to the fore. The 2005 vintage balances both extremes, creating a truly beautiful wine. Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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JC Cellars:
Welcome to JC Cellars, producers of hand-crafted single vineyard wines specializing in Syrah, Petite Syrah, Viognier, and Zinfandel. Renown for Rhône style wines, and hailed as one of the masters of zinfandel, JC Cellars founder and winemaker Jeff Cohn marries his passion for classic French style winemaking with a spirited Californian sense of innovation to craft elegant wines that showcase terroir.

The Wine Rich, blackish-purple in color, this wine has enticing aromatics of blackberry jam, smoky vanilla and cassis. The layered and textured palate shows off the incredibly rocky soils of its old Calistoga vineyard. A persistence of crushed rocks, sweet plums and blackberry fan out on the palate and carry through to a smoky crme brule finish. Petite Sirah produces dark, inky colored wines with good acidity and a firm texture and mouth feel. They are anything but a petite wine. Here, 'petite' refers to the tiny berries of this grape variety, which (because of their high skin-to-juice ratio) produce enviably long lived, tannic red wines, capable of aging two decades. The Dick Clark of the wine world seemingly forever young. So this is a perfect wine to buy in anticipation of a newborns 21st birthday, the 20th wedding anniversary of some newlyweds, or simply ones own desire for future pleasures. Before this vintage, JC Cellars produced many styles of the Frediani Petite Sirah. Some featured explosive fruit, in others the vineyards minerality came to the fore. The 2005 vintage balances both extremes, creating a truly beautiful wine. Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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