2016 Spring Mountain Petit Sirah Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Spring Mountain District
Alcohol %
14.9

2016 Spring Mountain Petit Sirah

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SKU: TVSM16PS2

Vineyard

Properties: Bales Creek
Appellation: Spring Mountain District
Clonal Selections: Heritage Old Vine
Yields: 3 tons

Growing Season

The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Wines from the 2016 vintage are now quietly developing in cellars throughout Napa Valley and vintners are pinching themselves and smiling for the gift it appears Mother Nature has given them: a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar quality Napa Valley wines.
Harvest Date: September 25
Harvest Brix: 26.8

Winemaking

Hand-harvested, picked at night
Gently de-stemmed and whole berries transferred to stainless steel
Cold soaked for 48 hours
Inoculated with D254 yeast and fermented for 21 days on the skins
Free run juice drained from tank, settled for 24 hours then racked to barrel
Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 66% new
Coopers: Nadalie, Orion and Ermitage
 

bottled January 2017
50 cases produced
Composition 100% Petit Sirah