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Spellbound Petite Sirah California 2002

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Tasting Notes Our signature Petit Sirah offers rich approachable full-bodied flavors and supple tannins. The Lodi appellation fruit aged in handcrafted small oak barrels provides backbone and structure to this lovely wine. Enjoy with friends! Winemaker Notes The challenge with Petite Sirah is taming the tannins that naturally exist within the grape itself due to the berry size and high skin to juice ratio. To create a refined and approachable style we start with Lodi as the focus appellation. Older vines and warmer temperatures ensure grape maturity. Fermenting all of the lots in Stainless Steel allows us to capture the bright berry fruit intensity. Aging some of the lots in Stainless allows us to keep that bright fruit and acidity while the lots aged in French and American oak lend undertones of vanilla crème brulee while softening the tannins and enhancing the structure. All factors combined create a balanced style that is un-mistakably Petite Sirah. Varietal Blend: 98% Petite Sirah 2% Other Red Viticultural Areas: Lodi Fermentation: Stainless Steel Aging: 90% French and American Oak barrels Titratable Acid: .58 g/100ml pH: 3.60 Alcohol: 13.5%

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Spellbound Wines:
The Spellbound Story “Where are those delicious wines we can drink everyday?” We hear this from our friends all the time, and in fact, we were guilty of saying it ourselves! So we set out to create wines that are as comfortable watching the sunset as they are celebrating the milestones of our lives. We also thought a lot about how we would honor the history and heritage of California and... Read more
The Spellbound Story “Where are those delicious wines we can drink everyday?” We hear this from our friends all the time, and in fact, we were guilty of saying it ourselves! So we set out to create wines that are as comfortable watching the sunset as they are celebrating the milestones of our lives. We also thought a lot about how we would honor the history and heritage of California and its grape growing regions. Our luscious, barrel aged California Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Old Vine Zinfandel reflect those visions. We hope you sense the same enjoyment and feel that hese are wines that will leave you SPELLBOUND. Read less

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Snooth User: gmax
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05/29/2008

Four glasses



Tasting Notes Our signature Petit Sirah offers rich approachable full-bodied flavors and supple tannins. The Lodi appellation fruit aged in handcrafted small oak barrels provides backbone and structure to this lovely wine. Enjoy with friends! Winemaker Notes The challenge with Petite Sirah is taming the tannins that naturally exist within the grape itself due to the berry size and high skin to juice ratio. To create a refined and approachable style we start with Lodi as the focus appellation. Older vines and warmer temperatures ensure grape maturity. Fermenting all of the lots in Stainless Steel allows us to capture the bright berry fruit intensity. Aging some of the lots in Stainless allows us to keep that bright fruit and acidity while the lots aged in French and American oak lend undertones of vanilla crème brulee while softening the tannins and enhancing the structure. All factors combined create a balanced style that is un-mistakably Petite Sirah. Varietal Blend: 98% Petite Sirah 2% Other Red Viticultural Areas: Lodi Fermentation: Stainless Steel Aging: 90% French and American Oak barrels Titratable Acid: .58 g/100ml pH: 3.60 Alcohol: 13.5%

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