Napa Cellars Petite Sirah 2014
T.A.: 0.56 g/100ml
The Napa Cellars 2014 Petite Sirah showcases a deep violet color in the glass. This wine boasts bright aromas of apple, blackberry, cardamom and pomegranate with subtle hints of licorice and spice. The aromas lead to rich flavors of warm blackberry, plum and black cherry with notes of toffee and a touch of black pepper on the finish. The Napa Cellars 2014 Petite Sirah is full-bodied and finishes with dense tannins softened slightly by the notes of fresh baked blackberry pie. The firm and underlying acidity creates a powerful presence. Pair the Napa Cellars 2014 Petite Sirah with beef stew topped with thyme or for dessert, brie cheese drizzled with honeycomb.
As distinctive as Petite Sirah is for its dark color and poignant tannins, it’s also a wine with a big personality and best suited for the red wine lover. Petite Sirah is always rich and concentrated and the 2014 takes these characteristics to a new level. Inky and muscular, fruit for this powerful wine is hand-selected from vineyards in the warmer areas of Napa Valley around Calistoga.
After a one-day cold soak, designed to extract color from the skins, the grapes are pressed early to avoid extracting harsh tannins. Following a five- to seven-day maceration period, the lots are aged in 100% French oak (44% new) for 56 months.