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2013 J. Lohr Gesture RVG

VINTAGE
2013 at the Gean Vineyard in western Paso Robles was a vintage defined by steady, warm and dry weather with no significant heat spikes, rains or cold snaps. Good weather at flowering led to favorable yields, while the dry conditions imposed moderate stress leading to smaller berries with more intense flavor. The combination of early bud break and warm weather throughout the vintage meant a longer growing season allowing for optimal ripeness and flavor development.


VINEYARD
The grapes for the 2013 Gesture RVG were sourced from J. Lohr’s Gean Vineyard. The Gean Vineyard, planted in 2010, is one of J. Lohr’s newest vineyards and is the western most vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA. With a climate nearly identical to that of the Northern Rhône - combined with well drained soils of calcareous shale and weathered sandstone - make this vineyard ideal for Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc. The warm days with south and west exposures on this hillside vineyard help to naturally develop ripe lush flavors, while the cool nights allow for hang time, giving the wines power and depth.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation:  Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Composition: 49% Roussanne, 15% Viognier, 36% Grenache Blanc
Harvest Dates: September 18, 2013 through October 5, 2013
Harvest Process: Hand picked in the early morning and whole cluster pressed
Harvest Chemistries: 24.5° Brix, pH 3.44, total acidity 0.62 g/100ml
Vinification:  
  Yeast: VL1 and VL2
  Fermentation: In barrel for an average of 17 days
  Maturation: In neutral French oak, new acacia puncheons and barrels, and stainless steel for 7 months, with weekly stirring of each barrel starting November 2013 until March 2014
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.56
  Total Acidity: 0.63 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.56% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.40%
  Cellaring: Drink now through 2018
  Cases Produced: 450

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2013 Gesture RVG has youthful, pale yellow-green hues and aromas of ripe anjou pear, lemon cream, apple blossom and hazelnut. Flavors of honey, citrus and pear with a creamy palate are balanced with natural acidity and a long finish.
-Karl Antink, white winemaker

Food Pairings
Roasted turbot with wild mushrooms, toro sushi, bouillabaisse, prosciutto and artichoke pasta, fruits, nuts and cheeses.

Price: $35.00 750ml

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2013 J. Lohr Gesture Grenache Rosé

VINTAGE
The ideal season for growing a Grenache Rosé might offer a wet winter to feed the roots followed by cool spring temperatures to nurture flowers and lots of warm 90 degree summer days with cool nights to ripen the fruit while preserving acidity. The 2013 season followed a dry winter in Paso Robles, leaving our vines on the smaller size. Springtime temperatures were well above normal and brought an early bloom and small berries to ripen through the summer. The most distinguishing feature for the vintage was the temperate weather we saw through veraison at the end of July through mid-August, where most days were in the mid 80s. Veraison is an important period in flavor development and certainly put a signature on this vintage and this wine. One thing we can always count on are the cool 50 degree nights throughout the summer in Paso Robles, which always keep this wine fresh and bright with acidity. The winemaker’s appetite for this pink delicacy never dissipates as we chase the endless summer.


VINEYARD
40% of the fruit in this blend is from our Gean Ranch which was planted in 2010. This property is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA and has helped strengthen our red and white Rhône programs, and is now making it’s first contribution to our Grenache Rosé program. We are seeing a contribution on additional palate weight without astringency in this fruit. The remainder of the blend came from a partner vineyard in the Willow Creek district of Paso Robles, an area known for world class Grenache.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California
Composition: 96% Grenache, 2% Syrah, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Grenache Blanc
 Harvest Dates: September 19th and October 10th, 2013
Harvest Process: Hand-harvested 
Harvest Chemistries: Brix 24.2° avg, pH 3.31, total acidity 0.58 g/100ml
Vinification: 
  Yeast: Sequential inoculations of Frootzen and Anchor VIN 13
  Fermentation: Stainless steel tank
  Temperature: Fermentation initiated at 65°F with Frootzen and then chilled to 58°F after a 5 brix drop
  Maceration: Destemmed fruit was soaked overnight, followed by an extremely gentle "Champagne" style press cycle
  Malolactic: None
  Maturation: Aged 4 months in stainless steel barrels
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.2
  Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.6% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.14 g/100ml
  Cellaring: Floral and fruit character are most brilliant in the first year.
  Cases Produced: 505

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Aromas of kumquat, Asian pear and red clover appeal to the nose. The bright palate expresses fresh fruit, lean acidity and a weighted finish. A perfect pairing with healthy summer cuisine.
-Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
A wonderful companion for shellfish, sushi or a summer salad of kale and wild rice.

 

Price: $18.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Late Harvest White Riesling

VINTAGE
2012 continued the trend of very cool years, which began in 2010. As such, 2012 started with even colder winter–and earlier spring– temperatures than 2011. Fortunately, unlike 2010 and 2011, the Arroyo Seco region was blessed with favorable weather from bloom to fruit-set, and dry weather from April through October. The cool, dry weather allowed for the perfect formation of Botrytis, or the “Noble Rot”. With no rain or late season humidity, the Botrytis-infected grapes shriveled gradually, ensuring ideal sugar and flavor concentration, with no grey rot or splitting of the grapes. On October 25th, our well-trained harvest crew hand-picked the vineyard, selecting only those clusters with ideal amounts of Noble Rot. From these ideal clusters, a sorting crew removed any green or overly botrysized berries, leaving only the best fruit. This resulted in a very low yield with extremely high quality.


VINEYARDS
Our Bay Mist White Riesling vineyards lie just north of Cypress Avenue in the heart of our original Greenfield vineyard plantings in the Arroyo Seco appellation. A portion of the vines currently in this vineyard were our first White Riesling vines, planted in 1972 by Jerry Lohr. The remainder were planted in 1995. The soils are largely Chualar loam, underlain by stones deposited by the Arroyo Seco river for over a millennium. The winds of the Salinas Valley are particularly intense in this area due to its position at the beginning of an elevated plateau just to the north.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition: 100% White Riesling
Harvest Date: October 25, 2012
Process: Hand-harvested in early morning, each cluster trimmed of unwanted berries, destemmed and crushed into press for 18 hours of skin contact.
Harvest Chemistries: 37.2° Brix, total acidity 0.79 g/100ml, pH 3.06
Vinification: Yeast: VL1
Fermentation: In 55 gallon stainless steel barrels
Temperature: 58°F
Maturation:
In 55 gallon stainless steel barrels with lees stirring every 2 weeks
pH at Bottling: 3.20
Total Acidity: 0.97 g/100ml
Alcohol: 13.89% by volume
Residual Sugar: 13.59 g/100 ml
Cases Produced: 277 (in 375ml bottles)
Cellaring: Delicious now, but can be cellared for 10 to 15 years
   

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This wine is the result of our meticulous selection of only the best Botrytis-affected berries. Its deep golden hues, firm acidity and layers of apricot, citrus oil and honeysuckle are reminiscent of the great Trockenbeerenauslese wines of Germany. The natural sweetness is balanced by both the acidity and palate structure.
-Jeff Meier, Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with blue cheeses, nuts, apple tart or tropical fruit desserts.

Price: $25.00 375ml

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2013 J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE
2013 in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County was just about the perfect vintage. With warm, dry weather from April to October, 2013 was the second warmest vintage in the last 12 years, which was a welcome break from three straight, very cool years. Although temperatures were warm throughout the season, there were no days over 100 degrees, and no rainfall during ripening. This ideal weather allowed us to selectively pick our Sauvignon Blanc over a range of flavor profiles, from gooseberry to grapefruit and passionfruit.


VINEYARDS
The grapes for the Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the well-drained, sandy, cobblestone soils deposited by the Arroyo Seco River. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality and exceptional weight. The long cool growing season of the Arroyo Seco appellation ensures that the fleeting, exotic fruit flavors of Sauvignon Blanc are retained along with vibrant natural acidity. The Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc is created to be an expression of pure varietal character, influenced only by its terroir and gently guided by minimal farming and winemaking practices.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition Blend: 98.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 1.5% Viognier
Harvest Dates: September 9 to October 10, 2013
Brix at Harvest: 23.6° Brix avg
Vinification:  
  Maturation: Aged 8 months in tank, wood barrels and stainless steel barrels
  Barrel type: New Acacia wood barrels and stainless steel barrels
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.28
  Total Acidity: 0.68 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.74% by volume
  Residual Sugar: 0.39 g/100ml
  Cellaring: Delicious now, and should be consumed within one or two years

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Bright aromas and flavors of gooseberry, grapefruit and passionfruit highlight this bright, crisp and well-structured Sauvignon Blanc from the cool Arroyo Seco appellation. By fermenting part of the blend in new acacia wood barrels, a rich textural component was developed to play off of the varietal brightness achieved with the stainless steel aging of the remaining portion.
-Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Serve with artichokes, grilled mackerel, sushi and sashimi or fresh salads with goat cheese.

WINE LIST DESCRIPTION
A crisp, well-structured Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and passionfruit.

Price: $14.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir

VINTAGE
2012 continued the trend of very cool consecutive years, which began two years earlier. As such, 2012 began with even colder winter--and earlier spring temperatures- -than 2011. Fortunately, unlike 2010 and 2011, the Arroyo Seco appellation was blessed with favorable weather from bloom to fruit-set, and dry weather from April through October, ensuring a healthy crop and decreased mildew pressure. The vintage appeared to be trending late until a short but substantial heat wave from September 30th through October 2nd pushed our 2012 Pinot Noir crop to extreme ripeness. Hand-harvesting crews, working under chilly night time temperatures, delivered the cold fruit to the winery in excellent condition for sorting and fermentation. Dijon clone 667 represents about 60% of the Fog’s Reach blend in 2012, giving it great fruit on the palate.


VINEYARDS
Our Pinot Noir vineyard resides in the cool and windy enclave of the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. Comprised of multiple Dijon selections of Pinot Noir clones (115, 667, 777), as well as Pommard 4, the vines are grown on extremely well-drained, loamy sand and gravelly loam soils intermixed and underlain by large potato-sized cobblestones. The unique combination of soil, climate and viticulture produces deeply-colored Pinot Noir with elegantly refined structure and flavor.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Dates: October 5th to 18th, 2012
Process: Night harvested by hand under lights into half-ton bins. Destemmed and sorted on Vaucher Beguet sorting table before transferring to six and twelve ton open-top stainless steel fermenters.
Harvest Numbers: 27.2° Brix, total acidity 0.83 g/100ml, pH 3.51
Vinification:

Yeast: RC212 and Assmanshausen
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented in open-top tanks with maual punchdown of cap
Temperature: 90°F peak fermentation temperature
Maceration: 8 days on average
Malolactic: Inoculation in stainless steel and completion in French oak barrels
Maturation: Aged 8 month in French oak barrels; 50% new
Barrel Type: French/Burgundy barrels, medium to heavy toast
Forests: Predominantly Bertrange and Allier
Coopers: François Frères and Dargaud et Jaegle

Post-Maturation: Bulldog racked from barrels, blended lots, bottled July 2013
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.75
Total Acidity: 0.59 g/100ml
Alcohol: 14.57% by volume
Res. Sugar: 0.001 g/100 ml (dry)
Cases Produced: 3,340 (6,680 six-packs)
Cellaring: 5 to 7 year aging potential with the greatest evolution of complex aromas within the first year in bottle

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Youthful and deep red in color, the 2012 Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir displays strawberry, fennel and white tea aromas with a subtle bouquet of toasted puffed pastry. The high fraction of Dijon clone 667 in the blend delivers an abundance of complex red fruit to the palate, with sandalwood on the finish.
-Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Try with pan-seared sesame tuna, grilled portabella mushrooms or your favorite charcuterie.

WINE LIST DESCRIPTION
Aromas of strawberry and white tea finish with sandalwood and red fruits on the palate.

Price: $35.00 750ml

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2013 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier

VINTAGE
2013 at the Gean Vineyard in western Paso Robles was a vintage defined by steady, warm and dry weather with no significant heat spikes, rains or cold snaps. Good weather at flowering led to favorable yields, while the dry conditions imposed moderate stress leading to smaller berries with more intense flavor. The combination of early bud break and warm weather throughout the vintage meant a longer growing season allowing for optimal ripeness and flavor development.


VINEYARD
The grapes for the 2013 Gesture Viognier were sourced from J. Lohr’s Gean Vineyard. The Gean Vineyard, planted in 2010, is one of J. Lohr’s newest vineyards and is the western most vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA and receives nearly twice the annual rainfall of our other Paso Robles vineyards. With a climate nearly identical to that of the Northern Rhône - combined with well drained soils of calcareous shale and weathered sandstone - make this vineyard ideal for Viognier. The warm days with south and west exposures on this hillside vineyard help to naturally develop ripe lush flavors, while the cool nights allow for hang time, giving the wines power and depth.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Varietal: 94% Viognier, 6% Roussanne
Harvest Date: September 14, 2013 through October 5, 2013
Harvest Process: Hand picked early morning and whole cluster pressed
Harvest chemistries: Brix 26.1°, pH 3.41, total acidity 0.65 g/100ml
   
Vinification  
  Yeast: VL1 and VL2
  Fermentation: In barrel for an average of 17 days
  Maturation: In neutral French oak, new acacia puncheons and barrels, and stainless steel for 7 months, with weekly stirring of each barrel starting November 2013 until March 2014.
   
Bottling Chemistries  
  pH: 3.52
  Total Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
  Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml
  Cases Produced: 684
Cellaring Drink now through 2018

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Aromas of lychee, lime custard, apricot, honeysuckle and white pepper move seamlessly into layers of citrus, stonefruit and flinty mineral flavors. The palate is rich and balanced with a long finish of tropical fruit and minerality
-Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Grilled chicken with orange ginger sauce and coconut pilaf, macadamia crusted halibut, curried mussels, bold spicy Indian and Caribbean dishes, soft and semisoft cheeses.

Price: $30.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Highlands Bench Chardonnay

VINTAGE
The 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands vintage continued the trend of cool years, which began in 2010. 2012 began with colder than average winter and early spring temperatures, but saw cool to moderate temperatures and dry weather from June through the end of September. With no rain events and favorable weather during the ripening period, we were able to let the grapes reach optimal maturity. A short heat wave on October 1st and 2nd pushed the grapes over the finish line to close out an outstanding vintage at the Escolle Road Vineyard.


VINEYARDS
2012 J. Lohr Highlands Bench Chardonnay comes from the Escolle Road Vineyard, just west of the town of Gonzales in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA of Monterey. We were invited to partner with a group of friends - Gary Caraccioli, the Nunes and Hiyashi families - in 2006, to establish a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyard on Rianda family property. We participated in soil evaluation, vineyard layout and clone and rootstock selection, ultimately choosing the sandiest soils for Chardonnay planting. The clones selected were a Wente clone from Larry Hyde’s vineyard in Carneros, and a Robert Young selection from Sonoma County - both shy bearing, but very flavorful. The close proximity to Monterey Bay, the eastern slope and aspect, and the elevation above the Salinas Valley floor provide a cool, sunny, ideal environment for growing intensely-flavored Burgundian varietals.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, Monterey County, CA
Composition 100% Chardonnay
Harvest Dates: October 5 through 11, 2012
Harvest Process: Hand-harvested at night, vineyard-pressed to 0.8 bars and settled
Harvest Chemistries: 26.0° Brix, total acidity 0.97 g/100ml, pH 3.26
Vinification: Yeast: Native fermentation with Frootzen added
Fermentation: In barrel for an average of 16 days
Malolactic: Inoculated each barrel with Christian Hansen Vinaflora Oenos October 2012. Completed malolactic fermentation end of November/beginning of December 2012.
Stirring: Weekly stirring of each barrel, starting November 2012 until June 2013 (during malolactic fermentation and seven months post)
Post-Stirring: Monthly topping up of barrels with free sulfur dioxide and oxygen monitoring
Maturation: Aged in barrel sur lie for 18 months in 50.8% new oak
Barrel Type: French oak, very tight grain
Forest: Mixed
Coopers: Mostly Francois Frères and Marcel Cadet
Bottling Chemistries: pH: 3.64
Total Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
Alcohol: 14.09% by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.42 g/100ml
  Cases Produced: 732 (1,464 six-packs)
  Cellaring: Delicious now, but will gain complexity in the bottle through 2018.

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Bright yellow hues with aromas of mango, papaya, strawberry and violets. Rich flavors of tropical fruit, vanilla, citrus, toasted oak and minerality frame this weighty Chardonnay.
Karl Antink, white winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pair with lemon-oregano chicken, roasted hen with spring vegetables, apple walnut salad or seared scallops.

Price: $25.00 750ml

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2012 Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Painter Bridge wines are available for International sales only.  For more information please contact us at intdiv@jlohr.com.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES
Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon comes from fruit grown on the Central Coast and northern interior of California. Its bold flavors reflect the bright, warm sunny days that dominate this climate in the growing season. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged with toasted French oak.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  California
Composition: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon,
21% Valdiguié, 2% Merlot
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.69
  Total Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 12.8% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.22 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2012 Painter Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with a magenta hue. Varietal aromas of black currant and cherry are showcased with an oak signature of dark roasted coffee, licorice and spice. The black fruit flavor is clean and round, leaving a rich oak impression with soft tannin and a touch of “savage” varietal character that only Cabernet Sauvignon can bring.
-Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Great for casual dining. Pair with grilled skirt steak fajitas and roasted chipotle salsa.

CELLARING
Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to 5 years.

2013 Cypress Vineyards Merlot

PRODUCTION NOTES
The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grapes’ natural acidity and flavor. For Cypress Vineyards Merlot, the 2013 vintage followed a dry winter with rainfall totals less than half of normal. Warm spring temperatures fostered early vine growth and flowering. Red varieties showed excellent color development due in part to veraison temperatures roughly 10 degrees cooler than normal as the berries softened and developed skin color in late July and early August. Our passionate commitment to Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the great cherry and currant fruit flavors resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, California
Composition: 79% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 5% Malbec and other red varieties
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.74
  Total Acidity: 0.52 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.7% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The deeply colored 2013 vintage of Cypress Vineyards Merlot offers varietal aromas of black currant and ripe plum, complemented by a bouquet of toasty oak. Structure and fruit signature are enhanced by inclusion of the red blending varieties. The wonderfully comfortable palate weight finishes with ripe, soft tannin. This delicious wine pairs with grilled portabello kabobs or barbecued short ribs. Enjoy in its youth, or cellar up to five years.

 Price: $10.00 750ml

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2012 J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah

VINTAGE
Every vintage has its own personality; a unique history of climatic experience that shapes the flavor of the wine we taste in our glass. The 2012 season was preceded by two of the coldest vintages in a decade and was welcomed with open arms for its warmth. Preseason rainfall was a bit on the shy side at 60% of normal, with a nice wet storm arriving at budbreak on the first week of April that brought welcome moisture for growth and suppressed chances of spring frost. Our typically warm springtime conditions brought rapid shoot growth and irrigation was stopped in our vineyards in mid-June to promote seed ripening, limit berry size and soften the tannins in our Petite Sirah. A period of triple digit hot temperatures added definition to the vintage in mid- August toward the end of veraison. This intensified the tannin structure and wine density for the vintage as a whole. Ideal warm and dry September weather pushed the grapes to full ripeness the first week of October, when we harvested our two best blocks a couple of days prior to a light rain in order to maintain a maximum concentration of fruit flavors in this excellent vintage of Tower Road Petite Sirah.


VINEYARDS
In the vineyards surrounding Tower Road, in the Estrella and San Miguel districts of Paso Robles, our Petite Sirah thrives on the well-drained yet heavier clay soils of the area. The rarity of autumn rains in Paso Robles allows this tight-clustered variety to reach full maturity almost every year, without the risk of bunch-rot that exists in damper regions around the state. Our ripening program requires that we apply bird netting to the vines in August to assure that birds don’t overfeed on this especially flavorful grape before harvest. Despite intense summer sun and very warm daytime temperatures in Paso Robles, the gentle afternoon breezes that creep in from the Monterey Bay to the north and from the Templeton Gap to the west cool the area by as much as fifty degrees by early morning, preserving the acidity and bright fruit character of our Petite Sirah.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California
Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Harvest Dates: October 5th, 6th & 8th, 2012
Process: Hand harvested into half-ton bins
Harvest Numbers: Brix 26.5°, total acidity 0.49 g/100ml, pH 3.73
Vinification:

Destemmed and fermented in 10 ton open top tanks. Cap management with light punchdowns
Yeast: Maurivin Platinum
Fermentation: Whole berries
Temperature: Moderate temperatures to reduce seed tannin extraction
Maceration: 2-day cold soak with a short, 3-day fermentation and early pressing
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels through December and January
Maturation: 16 months barrel age
Barrel Type: 225 liter French oak Burgundy export barrels, 60% new
Forests: Rive Droit and a blend of Five Forests
Coopers: Vallaurine and Marcel Cadet

Post-Maturation: Released 2 months after bottling
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.69
Total Acidity: 0.60g/100ml
Alcohol: 15.22% by volume
Res. Sugar: 0.26 g/100 ml 
Cases Produced: 8,052 six-bottle cases
Cellaring: This dense and delicious wine will open up early with a splash-decant, and should develop in the bottle for up to 10 years.

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Youthful and dark in the glass, the 2012 Tower Road Petite Sirah shows inviting aromas of homemade ollalieberry pie and a delicate “pastry-like” French oak barrel signature. The rich fruit flavors finish with an enormously dense berry character.
Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with aromatic herbs and pan-seared meat dishes such as rosemary lamb chops with roasted fennel.

Price: $35.00 750ml

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