Pedroncelli - Petite Sirah - Family Vineyards label
Pedroncelli - Petite Sirah - Family Vineyards bottle

Pedroncelli - Petite Sirah - Family Vineyards 2017

Red Wine
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Item# 70610-17

History

This richly flavored grape, long known for its intense characteristics, has been grown side by side with Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley for over 100 years. Petite Sirah has been planted on our vineyard since the early 1900s and used in our Zinfandel production as a key part of the blend. The "Family Vineyard" connection is with Carol Bushnell who is a third generation Pedroncelli; her vineyard has been a source of fruit since the 1940s. The resulting wine contains half the fruit from Estate vineyards and half from the Bushnell vineyard.

Technical data

APPELLATION: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
COMPOSITION: 95% Petite Sirah 5% Zinfandel
BARREL AGING 17 months in American Oak
ALCOHOL 14.5%
pH 3.67
TOTAL ACIDITY .660g/100mg

Vinification

Harvested by the third week of September following a warm growing season with concentrated flavors and aromas while providing softer tannins. The result is a very rich Petite Sirah with a very good structure and balance. The fruit was crushed into stainless steel tanks where frequent pumping-over of the juice during fermentation allowed the young wine a substantial increase in extraction of flavor. The wine was aged for twelve months in American oak barrels, one third new oak balanced with seasoned barrels. A touch of Zinfandel was added to highlight the fruit components.