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Animale 2009 Petite Sirah Label

2009 Petite Sirah

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend:

  • 85% Petite Sirah
  • 15% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard: McIntire Vineyard, Sunnyside

Production: 57 cases

Harvest Dates and Brix at Harvest:

  • 10/16/2009 - 25.1 brix (2/3)
  • 10/25/2009 - 28.4 (1/3)

Aging:

  • 20% new French oak, 9 months
  • 40% neutral French oak, 9 months
  • 40% stainless steel

Alcohol: 14.4%

Tasting Notes:

Saturated and lustrous purple-black color, and nearly explosive aromas of fresh blackberries, with hints of methol. Medium-bodied, with flavors of ripe plum, berries, and dark chocolate; vibrant, food-friendly acidity, and a long and invigorating finish.

Winemaker Comments:

A distinctly Washington/Yakima Valley expression of Petite Sirah, grown at a barren, rocky 0.6-acre cool-climate growing site planted for ANIMALE, this wine reflects both the growing site and warm 2009 vintage.

Label Art: Ken Brookner, Snohomish, WA