Geyser Peak Winemakers Reserve Petite Sirah 1999

Petite Sirah from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 62108
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    Winemaker's Notes

    Deep, inky black, concentrated and intense - this is a huge wine! A concentrated nose of black pepper, freshly ground coffee and black cherry complexed by toasty vanillin and cedary oak components. This is followed by a rich fruit-driven palate of tremendous length and concentration and an uncommon balance and softness rarely found in this variety. Approachable now, this special selection wine will be greatly rewarded by bottle maturation over the next three to five years.

    The fruit comes from the steep hillside vineyard directly behind the winery. The limiting nature of the soils in this site naturally reduces the vigor of the vines, thus producing a meager crop of small, black berries of incredible concentration. The wine was drained off skins after only five days and allowed to complete fermentation in new American oak barrels. Two months later the wine was racked and returned to 25% new French oak barrels and the balance going to two, three and four year-old barrels for maturation.

    Learn About Geyser Peak Map ItMap It

    One of California's oldest and most award-winning wineries, Geyser Peak was founded in 1880, a pioneer of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Perched on a hillside across from Geyser Peak Mountain, this beautiful setting overlooks Geyserville, the Russian River and the northern end of Alexander Valley. The winery consistently garners some of the most prestigious awards in...

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    Learn About Napa Valley

    It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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    Learn About Petite Sirah

    Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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