Napa Cellars Petite Sirah 2016
September 13, 2016
T.A.: 0.51 g / 100ml
25 months in 100% French oak, 82% new
The Napa Cellars 2016 Petite Sirah boasts bright aromas of blueberry and graphite leading to rich flavors of warm blackberry, blueberry and a background of mint with hints of cocoa. This wine is lean, yet has a muscular structure and well-balanced, lingering acidity creating a powerful presence. Pair the Napa Cellars 2016 Petite Sirah with beef stew topped with thyme or, for dessert, Brie cheese drizzled with honeycomb.
After a one-day cold soak, designed to extract color from the skins, the grapes are pressed early to avoid extracting harsh tannins. Following an eight-day maceration period, the lots are aged in 100% French oak (82%new) for 25 months.
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 2016 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.
(Jun 26, 2019 at 8:50 AM)
We just visited the vineyards this past weekend and had SUCH a fantastic time! This was described to us by our wonderful sommelier as “the Austin Powers of wine” for “aw yeah, baby!” effect. She was completely correct! Wish I could remember her name, she and this wine were the highlights of our Napa trip!