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2016 D.A. Ranch Petite Sirah

2016 D.A. Ranch Petite Sirah
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petite Sirah
Vineyard Designation
D.A. Ranch
Harvest Date
September 7
Acid
TA: 6.5 g/L
pH
3.66
Aging
Aged 4 months in 100% new French oak (Rousseau Cooperage) and 11 more months in 100% neutral oak. Thrice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
One of the many cool things about our partnership with the Petznick Family from D.A. Ranch is that we now have access to very small amounts of high-quality Verde Valley grapes thoughtfully managed by our own Jeff Hendricks. While we don’t work with a lot of Petite Sirah at Chateau Tumbleweed, we think this stuff is special. Not only is it grown in a relatively cool area (the Oak Creek Valley in Page Springs), it also grows in a fairly calcareous section of the vineyard, making it one of the more restrained and balanced Petites we’ve come across. For a little twist, this wine spent a couple months in a brand new French barrel after we used it to ferment some D.A. Ranch Seyval Blanc.
Vineyard Notes
Yavapai County - 97% Petite Sirah from D.A. Ranch Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested on Sept. 7th - 2% Syrah from D.A. Ranch Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested on Sept. 8th - 1% Cabernet Sauvignon from D.A. Ranch Vineyard. Yavapai County, AZ. 3,500 ft. elevation. Harvested on Sept. 26th - Sugar at harvest: 24.3 Brix.
Production Notes
Destemmed but not crushed to open-top, 3⁄4-ton bins. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Rhone2056, VRB, D80). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 7 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 13 days skin contact. Settled 2 days before barreling.
Production
24 cases
Other Notes
Drink now or cellar 5+ years
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