3% Petite Sirah
100% Lodi appellation
100% Bella Vigna Vineyard
After several days of cold maceration we inoculated the must with a fruit enhancing yeast strain. Immediately following fermentation and pressing, the wine was subsequently filled into barrels, so a malo-lactic conversion would transpire in small cooperage.
Following the completion of ML in January, it was aged for another five months in barrels - a combination of 10% new Hungarian oak, 8% once used Hungarian and French oak, along with the balance in relatively neutral French oak.
Bottled in June 2012; 13.8% alcohol, pH 3.64 & TA 5.9 g/l
Fruity, soft and supple; it possesses aromas and flavors of black cherry and boysenberry, along with subtle hints of anise and vanilla; nuanced and offering an elegant, dry finish.