Appellation: Napa Valley (on Pickett Road) Vineyards: Kenefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard Growers: Tom Kenefick and ...Read more...
Food Pairings for Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Napa Valley Pickett Road Vineyard
Appellation: Napa Valley (on Pickett Road) Vineyards: Kenefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard Growers: Tom Kenefick and Al Frediani, respectively Composition: 80% Petite Sirah, 20% Carignane pH: 3.95 Total Acidity: 0.65g/100ml Barrels: 60% French, 40% American oak Production: 3125 cases Vineyard This fine Petite Sirah comes from two vineyards, Kenefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard that sit right across from each other on Pickett Road at the foot of the Palisades Mountains in Northern Napa Valley. The vines vary in age from 8 to over 100 years old and are both vertically trellised and head pruned. Cellar Practices and Winemaking The grapes were hand-harvested and transported to the winery. A labor-intensive hand punch-down technique was used to produce a soft, yet intense wine. Aging cooperage was 60 percent French and 40 percent American oak. The two Petite Sirahs and Carignanes were vinified separately before finally being blended. Racking was kept to a minimum, allowing us to produce one of the richest and most intense wines in the Rosenblum portfolio. Winemaker Comments This Petite Sirah is bold, yet elegant. Bringing Carignane into the blend adds a broader and softer dimension to the finished wine, along with a hint of rose petal in the bouquet punctuated with currants, blackberry, pepper and earthy spice. The flavors are of ripe dense blackberries, hints of vanilla, currants, black olives, and exotic spices. While this wine should age from 12 to 20 years, don’t miss the opportunity to experience it now. Pair this beauty with deep fried, spiced chicken livers or a roasted duckling stuffed with turnips.
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