Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: North Coast
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Petite Sirah
Vineyard: Lanza Vineyards, Suisun Valley
Orientation: Predominately North-South, level, windy site.
Soil: Mixed clay-loams
Viticulture: Vertical shoot positioned Bilateral Cordon. Extensive shoot and cluster thinning as well as wing removal where required.
Vinification: 100% destemmed, cool (68 degree F) fermentation, maximum 7 days skin contact to fully extract color yet minimize tannin concentration.
Aging: 20 months in 2-6 year old French oak. At least 50% thin-stave barrles for greater oxygen interaction.
Production: 1300 cases
Notes: The goal with the Fleur de California Petite Sirah is to make a softer, more fruit-forward wine, without the heavy tannins the grape is known for. The result is a food-friendly and versatile wine which drinks well in it's youth.