Sapphire Hill

2012 Alexander Valley Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Boldness be my friend

If fortune favors the bold, then today’s is your lucky day! Today’s bold, broad, big wine is an abundance of riches - on the nose and on the palate. Enjoy today’s Sapphire Hill 2012 Alexander Valley Petite Sirah at a generous 47% off and prepare to be very impressed.

On the nose, this wine is lush and warm with smoked blueberry, black cherry and blackberry, intertwined with dusty plum, fig jam and subtle sweet baking spice. In the mouth, brace yourself for flavors that are bold and dark with black cherry and blackberry reduction, with dried blueberry, fig jam, cedar, toasty oak, green twig, slate mineral, white pepper and cracked black pepper.

Winemaker Tammi Collins brings her many years of experience to bear on today’s wine. Tammi has honed her craft at the likes of Blackstone Winery, Leasingham Winery, Dunnewood, Chateau Felice and De La Montanya. Today she gives her expertise to Sapphire Hill - where she makes her distinctive, handcrafted wines.

Decant this wine for at least an hour for best results. Or sip and swirl your way through to see just how well this wine evolves as it wakes up in the glass.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet with a slightly inky darker core.

Smell:

Smoked blueberry, black cherry and blackberry, dusty plum, fig jam and subtle sweet baking spice.

Taste:

Black cherry and blackberry reduction, dried blueberry, fig jam, cedar, toasty oak, green twig, slate mineral, white pepper and cracked black pepper.

Finish:

Extra long and drying as firm, dusty tannins leave the mouth with a plush dryness.

Pairing:

Enjoy this big wine with something bold, like spicy BBQ, spicy pork or a pepper crusted steak on the grill.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Tami Collins
Varietal
96% Petite Sirah
~
4% Cinsault
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Abv
15.0
pH
3.77
TA
.38g
Aging
23 months
Cooperage
American and French oak, 2 and 4 year old barrels

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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