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Napa Valley Dessert Wine

 


 

As in traditional Port making, the ripe Petite Sirah grapes were gently crushed by being repeatedly walked around upon in bins or “lagares” for approximately 15 to 20 minutes three times per day by a team of female treaders, or “Treadettes” (as in treading, or, “cavort-ing”). High-proof grape brandy is then added to stop fermentation before dryness at 10 degrees Brix in order to impart the wine’s balanced natural sweetness. The fruit is gently pressed and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. Inky dark purple, aromatic black currants, blueberry, graham cracker, cedar, hints of clove, mocha, and black tea. Medium sweetness, firm structure, balanced fruit, acidity and alcohol. This wine is made more in a vintage style as opposed to an aged tawny. Only 97 cases were produced.

2018 Petite Sirah Dessert Wine (19% Alc)