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Titus Vineyards

2012 Petite Sirah

It's a bold show-stopper known for its dark, inky character. "The biggest little Petite in town"

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2012 Petite Sirah

Technical Information

Vintage

The 2012 growing season started with an exceptional fruit set that allowed for tailoring the eventual ripened crops through green harvest. Three previous vintages had offered lower yields. That said, yields from 2012 were back to ‘normal’ and even a bumper crop in some cases. Heralded as a ‘classic’ Napa Valley vintage, the growing season was long. Days were warmer than average and nights were very cool. These temperature fluctuations created even ripeness in the berries with great acidity to assist in aging ability and higher sugars to help create lush, full wines. Harvest was easy going with no surprise rains or temperature spikes. The wines from this vintage will be talked about for many years to come.

Vineyard                                                                                                                                                               

Our family vineyard is located on 40 acres of Napa Valley floor just north of St. Helena on the Silverado Trail. It has well-drained, sandy, alluvial soils and is characterized by its ability to produce complex wines with well-defined fruit flavors, gentle acids and naturally balanced tannins. The fruit from this small section of vineyard is largely devoted to blending into our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines with any excess reserved for a small production, varietal Merlot wine.

 

Wine Profile

The complex nose of this estate- grown Petite Sirah offers up aromas of boysenberry, wild cherry, and horehound candies. Upon first sip, well integrated fine grain tannins envelope the brambly, dark cherry-plum-cobbler-y goodness, and soft oak melts into an everlasting finish of epic proportions. Bold and braw, this Petite Sirah should be called “Grand Sirah” instead!

 

 
Technical Information

 

Vineyard Manager:      Eric Titus

Winemaker:                 Phillip Titus

Appellation:                 Napa Valley

Harvest Date:               October 17, 2012

Blend:                          100% Petite Sirah

Cases Produced:          286

Release:           November 2014

Barrel Aging:               20 months, 100% American oak, 40% New

Bottled:                        June 2014

Alcohol:                       14.9%             

Total Acidity:               .6 g/100 ml

pH:                              3.9