2012 Petite Sirah Stonetree Vineyard
Approximately 300 cases
Stonetree Vineyard (Wahluke Slope)
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.
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.
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.