Napa Cellars Petite Sirah 2013
The Napa Cellars 2013 Petite Sirah showcases a deep violet color in the glass. This wine boasts bright aromas of apple, blackberry, cardamom and pomegranate with subtle hints of licorice and spice. The aromas lead to rich flavors of warm blackberry, plum and black cherry with notes of toffee and a touch of black pepper on the finish. The Napa Cellars 2013 Petite Sirah is full-bodied and finishes with dense tannins softened slightly by the notes of fresh baked blackberry pie. The firm and underlying acidity creates a powerful presence. Pair the Napa Cellars 2013 Petite Sirah with beef stew topped with thyme or for dessert, brie cheese drizzled with honeycomb.
After a one-day cold soak, designed to extract color from the skins, the grapes are pressed early to avoid extracting harsh tannins. Following a five- to seven-day maceration period, the lots are aged in 100% French oak (31% new) for 22 months.