2011 Petite Sirah
Varietal Petite Sirah
Harvest Date October 15-20, 2011
Sugar Avg. 24.9 Deg. Brix at Harvest
Acid 6.45 g/L
Aging New and Used French & American Oak
Fermentation Stainless Steel
Bottling Date Summer 2012 (First Bottling)
Residual Sugar NA
Alcohol % 13.5
Tasting Notes The 2011 offering of Petite Sirah from McManis Family Vineyards is almost black in color. While very dark in color the hue is vibrant and youthful. The nose has an abundance of ripe black fruits, predominantly Blackberry and Boysenberry. Oak aging has contributed a pleasing mélange of rich creamy caramel and maple syrup scents, with just a barely perceptible waff of smoke. The dense viscous liquid delivers all of the flavors one would expect from the aromatics. Savory and luscious the finish pleasantly persistent.
Production Notes The majority of fruit for our Petite Sirah is Estate grown. Harvest Dates were between October 15th - 20th 2011 with an average Brix at Harvest of 24.9. The must was fermented in Stainless Steel and pressed after 7-9 days of fermentation. The resulting wine was aged in a combination of new and used, French and American oak for 4 months.