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Animale 2007 Petite Sirah Label

2007 Petite Sirah

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Vineyard: McIntire Vineyard, Sunnyside

Alcohol: 14.7%

Production: 66 cases

Harvest Dates and Brix at Harvest:

  • 10/27/2007, 24.2 brix
  • 11/02/2007, 25.4 brix
  • 11/07/2007, 26.9 brix

Aging:

  • 15% new French oak
  • 38% neutral French oak
  • 47% stainless steel

Notes:

Petite Sirah is so rare in Washington that ANIMALE had to have these grapes planted. This third crop from the ANIMALE-planted 0.6-acre site near Sunnyside ripened fully while retaining classic Yakima Valley food-friendly acidity. Aromas of berries and spices, deep purple-black color, zesty complex flavors of fresh berries, plums, with hints of citrus, along with a pleasantly lingering finish.

Reviewed:

Label Art: Ken Brookner, Snohomish, WA