petite
sirah

2008 OLABISI PETITE SIRAH

SUISUN VALLEY, KING VINEYARD

VINEYARD: A couple miles over the Napa County line, meticulously dry farmed, 14th leaf GROWER: Roger King. All he wants to do is grow the great grapes that make the greatest wines.
END OF AN ERA: Our last vintage with these awesome Petite Sirah grapes. And this puppy is built to last. It’s like a Petite Sirah time machine.
HARVEST: Mid October 2008
Brix: 26°
VINIFICATION: : Whole berry destemming, straight to open-top fermenters. Extended cold soak, wild yeast, hand punched down, minimal intervention.
ELEVAGE: 18 months in barrel, 50% new French Oak.
ALC: 14.9%
PRODUCTION: 255 cases

TASTING NOTES – Broodingly big, massively structured, richly spicy and intensely textured, this is one of the most age-worthy wines that we’ve ever produced. Very dark in the glass, with aromas of chocolate, cassis, rich soil and warm Christmas spices. Taste . . .Beautifully toasted French oak accentuates the dense dark fruit basket of flavors. Quintessential Petite Sirah yumminess. Drink now with a long decant if you must, or hold it in your cellar for as long as you would like