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Blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Appelation: Wahluke Slope

Vineyards: 100% Stonetree Vineyard

Bottled: August 31, 2011

Acidity: 0.66g/100 ml

Ph: 3.75

Barrel Regime: 25% New French Oak, 25% New American Oak, 50% Neutral French Oak

Total Production: VERY Limited! ONLY 98 Cases!!

Prices: $30/bottle   $324/case

2009 Stonetree Petite Sirah (Tasting Room Exclusive)

Known for a dark hue and firm tannins, Petite Sirah is often used as a blending wine to provide color, structure and acidity, particularly to Zinfandel. But on its own, Petite Sirah can also make intense, peppery, ageworthy wines. Marie-Eve has always loved Petite Sirah & searched a long time to find a Petite Sirah vineyard she really liked.  This dark, inky beauty is velvet, pure velvet!

On the nose, heady aromas of ripe fruit and intense blackberry are followed by rich spices, white pepper & ripe dark cherry.  Your first sip confirms this luscious wine's WOW factor with a rush of crushed dark fruit, dark chocolate, & black pepper. Rich flavors of ripe berries, plum build to the pomegranate-accented finish. Our Petite Sirah is juicy & intense on the palate with modest, balanced acidity & integrated tannins. The finish is long & full, ending on a sultry note!

This wine is big, but can dance lightly with both familiar & exotic menus. It is a natual pairing for spicy Steak au Poivre or Garlic & Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. Simply make sure the chef has a full glass of 2009 Petite Sirah at all times for culinary inspiration!!

Sante'!

Marie-Eve Gilla ~ Winemaker