2013 Sheldon Collier Vineyard "Red Hat" Red Blend Napa Valley

2013 Sheldon Collier Vineyard "Red Hat" Red Blend Napa Valley

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2013 Sheldon Collier Vineyard "Red Hat" Red Blend Napa Valley

Varietal:

90% Petite Sirah 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard:

Collier Vineyard

Appellation:

 Napa Valley

Harvest Date:

September 25th

Brix:

Average of 22 brix

Fermentation:

Open top Bins

Cooperage:

100% Neutral French Oak

Lab Notes:

pH 3.77 | TA .72 | ALC 12.2%

Captured into Bottle:

March 10th 2015

Released into the Wild:

October 2015

Production: 48 Cases

  

Winemaker Production/Tasting Notes:

This one acre vineyard is surrounded by old Walnut trees and inter-planted with Lavender and Olives. These low yielding head pruned vines have been under our care since 2007. We average a mere 0.5 to .7 tons off this acre each year. This wine is a pure expression of it's surroundings, possessing a 'sense of place' that is undeniable. The 2013 vintage was hand harvested by our winery crew on the morning of September 25th as rainclouds loomed in the distance.

The Petite Syrah made up about 90% of the blend with Cabernet rounding out the remainder. We crushed them together and fermented with 100% whole clusters in open top macro bins. After 11 days we basket pressed into two neutral French Oak barrels where the wine would rest for the next 18 months before bottling sans filtration.

Exotic and savory aromatics with black pepper and coriander; refreshing acidity leads to rhubarb and black raspberry; finishing with medium body, firm tannins and a dash of Oolong tea.

SRP: $48 Bottle / $576 Case