Maxville Petite Sirah

Maxville Petite Sirah 2014

A beautiful ruby red with purple highlights, this wine is dense and deeply complex with notes of blueberry, vanilla, oak and chocolate. It's full-bodied and fruit-forward, the perfect accompaniment to hearty grilled meats, chicken in mole sauce or roasted pork.

Style:
Dense, Bold, Complex
Flavor:
Blueberry, Vanilla, Oak, Chocolate
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Napa Valley
Grapes
Petite Sirah
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
5-day cold-soak followed by a quick, warm fermentation. The tannic nature of the grape doesn’t lend to extended maceration; the pomace is pressed at 1.5 Brix only using the free-run juice for the final wine. Malo-lactic fermentation was done in barrel; the wine was racked once post-malo and once pre-bottling.
Aging
The wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new.