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Petite Sirah 2014

$28.00

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  • Vineyard:
    90% Roosevelt Vineyard (Columbia Valley)
    7% Phinny Hill Vineyard (Horse Heaven Hills)
    3% Verhey Vineyard (Rattlesnake Hills)
  • Blend:
    90% Petite Sirah
    7% Carmenere
    3% Malbec
  • Alcohol:
    14.9%
  • Intensely dark with aromas of figs, sage & earth with a full bodied mouthfeel.

     

     

    2014 – Rated “Outstanding!” (highest rating) – “The Verhey family’s young Roosevelt Vineyard just downstream from the Horse Heaven Hills along the Columbia River quickly has become a prized spot for the Umikers. And while not all practical, but they could almost transport these grapes by boat to their winery in Lewiston, Idaho, not far from the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. The nose of sweet oak, coffee, blueberry, blackberry and cola doesn’t disappoint. There’s some richness of molasses and Marionberry pie on the entry, leading to bold up-front tannins. Juicy pomegranate acidity leads to Rainier cherry in the end. The Umikers hold a long-term contract for these grapes, which should delight all P.S. supporters. Their first-year effort with them merited a gold medal earlier this year at the Cascadia Wine Competition, and it keeps rocking.           –Great Northwest Wine

    2014 – 18.5+/20 points. “From the Roosevelt Vineyard, along with 7% Phinny Hill Carménère, this shows an opaque purplish color and a highly aromatic nose (both traits of Petite Sirah). Scents of blackberries, cherries, black currants, crushed roses, lavender, cracked pepper and incense jump out of the glass. The flavors are thick and generous, loaded with dark fruits that are replete with licorice, dark cocoa, campfire coffee and scorched earth. The saturation continues on the back with sensations of roasted berries and walnuts, semi dried cherries, toffee and burnt charcoal, followed by a chewy, slightly grainy ripe tannin finish”. –Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines
    2014 – “Coco Umiker is a talented young winemaker working hard to revive the legacy of winemaking in the Lewis-Clark Valley. She does reach outside of her region for a few of her grapes, and this Petite Sirah is one of them, as the fruit comes from Washington’s Columbia Valley. It’s a rich, deep and intense wine that provides clear indications that the future of Northwest Petite Sirah is bright. It opens with aromas of gorgeous chocolate-raspberry cake and plump blueberry, followed by flavors of blackberry cobbler with plum sauce and a hint of oak.” –Ken Robertson, Chief of Judges, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition

    2014 – Platinum, Annual Wine Press NW Platinum Judging
    2014 – “Outstanding!”, Great Northwest Wine
    2014 – Silver Medal, Idaho Wine Competition
    2014 – Gold Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition (Great Northwest Wine)
    2014 – 18.5+/20 points, Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines