“For many generations Petite Sirah has been cultivated in the Dry Creek Valley. Locals referred to this variety as `Petasera’. This bottling of `Petasera’ is a tribute to the local slang term and the fond memories I have growing up here.” – David Mounts, Winemaker
Structured and dense, with brooding aromas of smoked dark fruits, ground pepper, charcoal, and violets on the nose, the 2008 Mounts Family Winery Petite Sirah is a bruiser on the palate, featuring medium to full body, loads of concentrated fruit, and a firm, very structured and tannic feel. If drinking anytime soon, a healthy decant is recommend, as is food. Finish with a piece of dark chocolate truffle for that last bit of Petite Sirah in your glass and your evening can’t get any better.
Whole berry destemming, five day cold soak, extended maceration, 27 day total skin contact. Fermented in one ton open-top fermenters. Punchdowns three to four times per day during maceration. Gentle basket pressing.
Aged Forty-two months in 100% new French, tight grain, Burgundian toasted barrels.