Twisted Oak Petite Sirah Alta Mesa Silvaspoons Vineyard 2004
Tasting Notes: Aromas of your rich uncle's old cedar cigar box blend smoothly into plum and blueberry explosions. When the fruit bombing stops you are left with a creamy smooth sensation of vanilla and cream. It's like Grandma's egg nog, Christmas Eve: nutmeg, cloves, allspice. There are some pert and supple tannins you'll definitely want to hang with and let soften in the glass. A wine that leaves you smiling seductively, on the inside... Vineyard Notes Silvaspoons Vineyard is located Northeast of Galt in the Lodi region. The federal government has wisely recognized that the Lodi appellation should be split into 7 different sub-appellations and Alta Mesa is the new name for the district in which Ron Silva's vineyard is located. Petite Sirah from the valley floor is an early ripener with great natural tannin structure that does not inhibit the darker ripe fruit characters. Historically, valley floor Petite Sirah has been the backbone for California wines for nearly 100 years. Vintage Notes: The 2004 growing season started with a late bloom followed by a fairly average warming season which enabled us to acclimate the vines to the intense summer in this warm region. The fruit load was thinned to a projected 3.5 tons per acre, quite a small crop for these rich deep soils. To achieve full maturation of fruit without sacrificing natural acidity, we harvested in the middle of September. Food Pairings Steaks! Other Grilled Meats (like, say, grilled SPAM) -PB&J (oddly enough) - Corn flakes Technical Notes: Varietal: 100% Petite Sirah- Silvaspoons Vineyard Alcohol: 14.2% Titratable Acid: 0.59 pH: 3.75 Volatile Acid: 0.084 Brix at Harvest: 24.6 Aging: 18 months Oak: 30% new American oak, 15% new French oak, 20% 2-year old French oak, 35% Neutral oak Return to Twisted Oak Wine List
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This was terrific. Aromas of boysenberry, plum, and sweet oak gave way to a palate of plummy richness with notes of fig and more sweet oak. We decanted for 30 minutes since upon opening it was a bit dry and tannic. Opened up nicely, and continued to do so over the evening. Give it another year in the bottle, and I suspect it will be 90+. Had with meatloaf.