2012 Petite Sirah Stonetree VineyardPetite Sirah Stonetree Vineyard

Production

Approximately 300 cases

Release Date

February 2014

pH=3.46, alc=14.9%

Price: $24.00
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Source

Stonetree Vineyard (Wahluke Slope)

Harvest

7.31 tons of grapes were handpicked and delivered to the winery on October 5. The fruit was sorted by hand, de-stemmed, and placed into open-top fermenters.

Fermentation

After a passive soak, the must was inoculated with skins from a bin of Primitivo and allowed to ferment. The resulting cap was punched down by hand as-needed (at least once daily) until fermentation proceeded to dryness. The wine was pressed off its skins on October 26; the duration of skin contact was twenty-one days.

Barrel Aging

The wine was raised in a mixture of previously used oak barrels of Hungarian and French origin. After approximately ten months in barrel, the wine was bottled in August 2013.