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West of Temperance Winery
Old Vine planting from 1952. Rich, full bodied, bristling acids and light minerals.
Drink now or hold for up to 15+ years.
VINTAGE / VARIETAL: 2013 Petite Sirah
VARIETAL BLEND: 100% Petite Sirah
HARVEST DATE: September, 20th, 2013
GRAPE SOURCING: Giannecchini Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California
VITICULTURAL AREA: Talmage Bench, Mendocino County, California
VINEYARD SITE: Giannecchini Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California. Heritage clone on St. George rootstock, head trained bush vines, old-vine Petite Sirah planted in 1952, dry farmed.
SOIL TYPE: Various
CLONAL SELECTION: Unknown / N/A
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Giannecchini Ranch / Giannecchini Family
JUICE ANALYSIS AT HARVEST: 24.9 Brix, ph 3.56
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 15.2%
BOTTLING DATE: June 2016
AGEABILITY (estimated): Through 2038
OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW (estimated): 2020 to 2025
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 90 cases
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Destemmed, fermented in 1 ton open top fermenters. Aged in 100% neutral French and American oak barrels.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Decant at least one or two hours before serving and don't be shy to leave this one open in your decanter until it fully opens up.
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