2008 Black Rock Petite Sirah
This is our 9th release of this Petite Sirah harvested from vines planted on our estate in 1997. We have 17 acres planted on St. George rootstock with the spacing of 6’ X 10’ Upright Globe training system of head training and spur pruning. The shiny, black obsidian, which is an outcropping from the volcanic red soils, is evident on a moonlit night when the cougars are on the prey.
We hand-picked 5.74 tons
Average Sugar: 25.5 BRIX
Acidity: .60 g/100ml
FERMENTATION AND AGING:
Fermented in 4X4 bins for 10 days, pressed out using a membrane press, and stored in 59-gallon French and American Oak barrels for 18 months.
This rich and intense dark purple Petite Sirah has the nose of ripe blackberries and currents. Its berry flavors and oak make a great combination and rich mouth feel. The finish is long on the palate with good balance and structure and shows a classic Lake County cocoa and coffee that will stand up to aging. Pairs well with grilled meats, spicy pastas, and rich, dark chocolates.
Awards for all vintages of this wine