Carver-Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vyd Napa

Carver-Sutro

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Wine label
Vintage:2012
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:United States
Region:California
Appellation:Napa
Type:Red
Varietals:Petite Sirah
Vineyard:Palisades Vineyard-Calistoga, Napa Valley
Orientation:North east facing, small valley
Soil:Cobbly loam soils
Viticulture:35-70 year old dry farmed Petite Sirah vines
Vinification:Alll destemmed, 14 days on skins in stainless steel, 21 days to finish fermentation and to settle.
Aging:55% new French oak, medium toast
Production:250 cases
Tasting:The Palisades Vineyard is located in Calistoga in the North east corner of the Napa Valley. The site is in a small canyon that gets a constant breeze moving through the vines. Petite Sirah is very susceptable to botrytis so these breezes keep the fruit dry and healthy. This is a Grand Cru Petite Sirah site! The famous Petite Sirahs from Stags Leap came from this site and they still buy fruit today.
 

Ratings

Wine advocate: 91-94
The 2012 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard, which is still in barrel, reveals peppery, meaty, blackberry and blueberry fruit notes intermixed with a hint of barbecue smoke. The relatively civilized tannins are no doubt attributable to this vintage that has produced such sweet, velvety, fruit-forward wines. Nevertheless, this full-bodied, polished 2012 Petite Sirah is capable of lasting 20 years after its release later this year.