Selby Winery, Healdsburg, CA

2012 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah (Library Selection)

Petite Sirah is a grape which a century ago was known in France as Durif. Less distinguished than its more popular Northern Rhone varietals, the plantings in France were removed, but not before it made its way to California. I say, Merci Francais as California is delighted to host your immigration. This blending gem is also a single-varietal jewel not to be missed when you taste the Selby line-up.
~ Susie Selby

PROFILE
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyards/Blend:
  • 60% Brooks Vineyard
  • 40% Bastoni Vineyard
Brix at Harvest:
24.5
Harvest Date:
October 2012
Alcohol:
15.6%
Other Notes:
Barrel aged in French and American oak for three years.
Bottled:
May 2013
Cases Produced:
225
Release Date:
November 2014
Price:
No longer for sale
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

This deep, dark, rich wine is famous as a blending component. By cellaring the cooperage for a minimum of three years we soften the tannins and create a unique fruit focus Petite Sirah. With a flavor of dark cherry followed by hints of leather, cardamom and orange zest this wine will impress the most discerning pallet.

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