2017 Petite Sirah – One Hundred Vineyard
One Hundred Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Our first vintage of Petite Sirah from the One Hundred Vineyard is as intense in color as it is in style. Aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry compote carry through to the palate melding with floral undertones and hints of bittersweet chocolate. Barrel aging in French and American oak adds an elegant spice character that give balance to this refined wine.
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Thick Surface Loam and Sandy Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Modified Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||October 2, 2017|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||28.0°|
|AGING||Neutral French & American Oak Barrels; 11-16 Months|
|BOTTE DATE||March 25, 2019|
|CASES PRODUCED||1046 (6 pack cases)|
The 2017 growing season marked the end of the drought with heavy winter rainfall that continued into the spring. Due to the rain, timely vineyard practices were crucial and we adapted our cultural techniques to maintain vine balance. Heat spikes during late August to mid-September required close attention to irrigation to ensure vine health. With the given weather, our winegrapes developed the required sugars, but full flavor maturation delayed our harvest. The wait was worth it and the outcome was a vintage that boasts bright and fresh whites with ideal levels of acidity and red wines that are showing good intensity and concentration.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.