This is Pinnacle of Sirah 2021-2022 blended as follows to drop the alcohol and raise the acid on sky high brix almost raisined (Amarone like) Lodi Mettler Vineyard Petite Sirah hand destemmed and fermented with RC 212 yeast, and then blended with 3 Cabernets Regent and Marechal Foch as follows:
2nd column is % of the variety in the blend e.g. Petite Sirah is 39%, Cabernet is 38%, Foch and Regent 16%, Final alcohol 14.6% Acid is boosted with the Foch and Regent. This was treated with medium toast American oak cubes, 6 per Imperial gallon during MLF. No sulphiting until racking at the end of MLF. Total sulphite about 85 ppm, free sulphite at bottling ~28 ppm.
colour - purple ink from Petite Syrah, Foch and Regent
smell - smoke, blackberries, elderberries, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, plums figs
tannin - perfect (shows what hand destemming and uncrushed ferments do)
acid - fine
flavoured - balanced, rich, fragrant, good finish with lots of smooth skin tannins
Should age really well and should taste good with roast leg of lamb or prime rib.
I think that it will improve for at least 5 years in my cooler set to 57 Fahrenheit, to drop the tannin to maximize richness and smoothness
This is my wife's style so I will save it for her. If you have homegrown Regent or Foch then this is a perfect way to use it e.g. in a blend with commercial Lodi Petite Sirah or Washington Syrah with or without Cabernet Sauvignon.
|Pinnacle of Sirah 2020-21|
|Dineen Cabernet Sauvignon JJ 2020|
|Amador Cabernet Sauvignon JJ 2020|
|Sheridan Syrah JJ 2020|
|Petite Sirah JJ 2021|
|Regent JJ 2021|
|Amador Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 KO|
|Petite Sirah KO 2021|
|Regent KO 2021|
|Marechal Foch KO 2021|