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2017 Petite Sirah, Miljenko’s Selection


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Sunny and well-drained hillside site grows intensely flavored grapes, then aged for almost three years in oak barrels.

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The Wine

The 2017 Petite Sirah, Miljenko’s Selection is an elegant wine with a big personality, offering a dynamic flavor profile and immense concentration on the nose of fresh fig, plum and mixed berries with hints of rose petal. Aged in French oak barrels, the wine developed gracefully, cultivating velvety, textured tannins and aromatic complexity on the mid-palate. Mixed berry flavors are elevated by balanced acidity followed by an elegant, dense and persistent finish with undertones of cocoa and sandalwood.

Vintage

We had high rain fall at the beginning of the season, a mild winter, and then we finally transitioned into a beautiful spring. There was an early bud break and flowering, followed by sunny days and high temperatures through June and August.

Vineyard

The grapes for this wine were grown at Miljenko’s Vineyard, a 34-acre parcel of land north of Calistoga overlooked by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s home. This sunny and well-drained hillside is the perfect site to grow intensely flavored Petite Sirah. We farm all of our certified organic vineyards naturally, using the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Winemaker's Notes

Alcohol
14.8%
Fermentation
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
September 30, 2017
Sugar
24.3 Brix (average)
Bottling date
June 4, 2020
Release Date
April 2022
Total acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.64
Time in oak
32 months
Blend
89.5% Petite Sirah, 10.5% Zinfandel
Type of oak
French oak; 50% new 50% neutral