2017 Petite Sirah

By Merisi Wines

You think you want a young Cabernet? What you really need is Petite Sirah.
Aromas of boysenberry liquor and mocha.At first sip, there is a taste and feeling of mouth coating, melted dark chocolate. Flavors of spicy, warm molasses come out on the finish. The grapes for this powerful wine come from the steep hillsides of Lake County. Hot days and cool nights here make it possible to produce wines of intensity while maintaining a little finesse. The wine was naturally fermented and barrel aged for 21 months in 50% new oak. You think you want a young Cabernet? What you really need is Petite Sirah. Become a PS I love you groupie! AWARDS 93 Points by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, Planet Grape Wine Review. PLEASE NOTE WE CAN SHIP TO ALL STATES EXCEPT MS & NH

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Total: $48.00

($60.00) $48.00/bottle

Vintage 2017
Varietals Petite Sirah
Profile Black Fruit;Jammy;Spicy;Black Cherry
Body Full
Acidity Medium
Tannins High
ABV 15.5%
Vineyard Diener Family Vineyard
Winemaking Hand Harvested;Low Sulfites;Minimal Intervention;Native Yeast Fermentation
Cases produced 150
SKU
16
Width
2.65 mm
Height
30.00 mm
Depth
8.00 mm
Net Weight
140.00 g
Gross Weight
708.00 g

Meet the Winemaker


Mandy Donovan

Winemaker/Owner

Mandy’s interest and curiosity in wine began at a young age through traveling with her family and watching them collect and taste wines from around the world. (Maybe she tried a little too!). In college, she studied liberal arts with a focus in science and agriculture and worked nights at a wine bar in Vermont. But wine was still just an interest and curiosity. It was not until she moved home to Northern California after serving 2 and half years in the Peace Corps, when she realized it was fall, she desperately needed a job, and it happened to be wine grape harvest. From there, she realized what she wanted to do. She worked up and throughout the wine industry in both the cellar and labs, from Italy to New Zealand, Sonoma and Napa, before returning to graduate school at UC Davis for a Master’s in Viticulture and Enology. Eight years ago, Mandy launched Merisi Wines as a side project, a creative outlet allowing her to work with “alternative” grapes to Cabernet and Chardonnay, which dominated her regular workload. As a winemaker, she never wants to stop exploring new regions and new varietals to work with.

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