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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Spellbound Petite Sirah 2006
Spellbound Petite Sirah 2006
(search item no. 98435)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The challenge with Petite Sirahis taming the tannins that naturally exist within the grape itself due to the berry size and high skin-to-juice ratio. To create a refined and approachable style, we start with Lodi as the focus appellation. Older vines and warmer temperatures ensure grape maturity. Fermenting all of the lots in stainless steel allows us to capture the bright berry fruit intensity. Aging some of the lots in stainless allows us to keep that bright fruit and acidity while the lots aged in French and American oak lend undertones of vanilla crème bruléewhile softening the tannins and enhancing the structure. All factors combined create a balanced style that is unmistakably Petite Sirah.

Our signature 2006 Petite Sirahoffers rich, approachable, full-bodied flavors and supple tannins. The Lodi appellation fruit, aged in handcrafted, small oak barrels provides backbone and structure to this lovely wine. Enjoy with friends!

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About Spellbound:

Spellbound was born when Rob Mondavi and Paul Hoffman decided to craft wines that are relaxed enough to enjoy every day yet special enough to celebrate milestone events. In honor of California's rich winegrowing heritage, this winemaking team sources fruit from established and emerging wine regions throughout the state, including Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Santa Barbara and Lodi.

Currently Spellbound makes Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. All three wines are approachable and food-friendly, perfect for causal dinners and black tie functions alike. Because Spellbound wines pair so well with food, they've become a favorite choice of fine restaurants.