Vineyards & Winemaking
The Silver Dollar Vineyard is on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley where the hot days lead to cool night. This is perfect for a varietal like Petite Sirah. Starting with 30% whole cluster fermentation, we used all French barrels, 25% new, 25% once used and the rest neutral barrels.
The 2017 Napa Valley Silver Dollar Vineyard Petite Sirah has a deep ruby/magenta color with brilliant clarity. The nose has complex aromas of blackberry liqueur, leather, orange rind, chocolate and tar that flows into a palate that is full bodied, black fruit dominant and spicy with full tannins. It is an explosion of flavors that will age for years to come.
100% Petite Sirah
Varietal: 100% Petite Sirah
Appellation: 100% Napa Valley
Alcohol Content: 14.7%
Barrel Description: French barrels, 25% new
Cellar Potential: 15-20 years.
Winemaker:Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron