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District Series 2017

Petite Sirah

ST. HELENA DISTRICT
Napa Valley
$40.00 CLUB

Dark, opaque color will make you smile, but the vanilla and cotton candy aromas will make you swoon. The blackberry and plum jam fruit allow violet, tobacco and pepper spice notes to shine. The big tannins have amazing density, but there is plenty of plush fruit to keep the wine from feeling dry on the palate. Try a bottle with authentic BBQ brisket and enjoy the music.

Markham District Series Petite Sirah

Wine Specs

vintage

2017

Bottling Date

August 2019

Release Date

Summer 2020

Alcohol %

13.9%

Acid

0.585 g/100 ml

pH

3.68

Varietal Composition

100% Petite Sirah

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel Fermentation
20 days Skin Contact

Aging

21 Mo. French Oak Barrels
15 Barrels Produced

Vineyard Notes

  • 100% NAPA GREEN WINERY Certified
  • 100% St. Helena AVA
  • 30-year partner grower at Markham
  • Head-trained, dry-farmed site
  • Harvested September 28, 2017

 

I am proud to have worked with the family who own this historic Petite Sirah vineyard for nearly three decades. A hidden gem in the heart of St. Helena, always producing wines that remind me of singer, Joan Jett – a tight, little wine wrapped up in black leather!

KIMBERLEE NICHOLLS, WINEMAKER

Harvest Notes

  • 2017 brought floods, chill, heat and wildfire.
  • Budbreak and bloom were on time after a late January chill.
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly.
  • Our 40th vintage saw perfect harvest weather and incredible quality.
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. ’17 wildfires brought Napa to a standstill.