2008 PETITE SIRAHWine Match Special Selection

100% Petite Sirah
David Fulton Winery, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $45.00
club price: $40.50
available:None
cases:300
formats: 375mL ,750mL ,1.5L
released:Nov 1, 2011
date profiled:Feb 15, 2012
region:Northern California
AVA:St. Helena
vineyards:150 Year-Old, St. Helena ... 150 Year-Old, St. Helena Estate. Head pruned, dry-farmed.
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.7°
alcohol:14.9%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:70% New  
oak aging: 30 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
petite sirah 100% St. Helena
 
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low sulfite wine
Winemaker Allen Price Notes
Growing Season The New Year began with intense storms that brought high winds and heavy rains to the region, but the precipitation soon waned and Napa received little more than 60% of its normal rainfall. The spring season was one of the driest on record with virtually no rainfall. The drier soils prompted vines to push out early, providing frigid, dry air to create conditions for the deepest and longest frost period in decades. After fruit set, fewer clusters with smaller berries were typical in the Valley. The dryness, cooler, consistent temps and less vine canopy added up to healthier vines but a lighter yield. Winemaker Notes True to previous years of elegance, this vintage provides a wider range of bright, high-tone fruit flavo ...more... rs emanating from the expected deep, dark color of the varietal. We are pleased by blackberry, fig, cinnamon, dark baker’s chocolate and licorice aromas and rewarded with flavors of red cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, and distinct vanilla on the palate. With soft tannins, this is a round, velvety, silky wine that will not need cellaring to enjoy.
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