2012 “The Sweet One” Stonetree Vineyard, Columbia ValleyPort Style wine, the sweet one

Production

Approximately 100 cases of 375 ml

pH=3.56, alc=17.2% RS=93 g/l

Price

$25.00
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Source

Stonetree Vineyard (Wahluke Slope).

Harvest

In total about 1 ton of Petite Sirah (75%) and Zinfandel (25%) grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the winery on October 15. The fruit was sorted by hand, de-stemmed, and placed into one 1.5-ton open-top fermenter.

Fermentation

After a passive soak, the must was inoculated with Primitivo skins from another fermenter. The resulting cap was punched down by hand on an as-needed basis (at least once daily) until fermentation was halted on October 27 when the must was pressed, fortified with neutral grape spirits, and put to barrel. The duration of skin contact was 11 days.

Barrel Aging

The wine was raised in 2 neutral (fifth use) French oak barrels.