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2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Dunnigan Hills Petite Sirah

The inaugural release of 2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Petite Sirah is everything you expect from this maverick red: rustic, rugged and a little sassy.

91 Points from Blue Lifestyle! ". . . dense with lovely texture and a good balance between deep, rich blackberry fruit and a core of crisp acidity"

$16.99 per Bottle
$203.88 per Case

Tasting Notes

The inaugural release of our Estate Bottled Petite Sirah has everything you would expect from this intensely flavored grape. Seductive, heady aromas of ripe plum, cardamom, earth and vanilla are followed by bold flavors of blackberry cobbler, cracked pepper and spice. Firm tannins are balanced by a broad dark berry finish that lingers on the palate.

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were gently crushed 20 minutes after harvest, then fermented in small temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. We used a combination of specially selected yeast to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. We pumped the tanks over twice a day until nearly dry, then pressed and aged the wine in a variety of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 16 months. Barrel lots were selected for their robust structure and intense flavor to create our first Estate Bottled Petite Sirah.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition 77% Petite Sirah 17% Syrah 6% Tannat
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
Acid 6.32
PH 3.7
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml