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2013 Swanson Vineyards Petite Sirah, Salon Select, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2013
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Petite Sirah
Varietal Specifics 100% Petite Sirah
Alcohol content 14.7%
Oak 100% French oak, 40% new
Time in Oak 19 months
Bottling Date May 20th, 2015
Harvest Dates October 8th, 2013
Case Production 219
Release Type Current

2013 Salon Petite Sirah

Opaque in the glass and powerful on the palate.

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2013 was an epic Napa Valley vintage allowing us a precise pick at a point when the fruit, acid and phenolic tannins were perfectly in balance. We experienced moderate temperatures and dry conditions in all our vineyard locations. All wines from the 2013 harvest, both red and white, benefited from the long, cool growing season, and this was especially true for Petite Sirah.

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
Grapes were sourced from the south eastern flanks of Napa Valley in the grape growing district of Oak Knoll. Loose gravels provide excellent drainage, which combined with meticulous farming gives perfect grapes. The spacing and trellis system of this vineyard means that even in the hottest months, the delicate grapes are protected from the sun, ensuring lush flavors and ripe tannins.

Winemaker Notes
Dark purple in color, dense and opaque in the glass. The expressive nose on this wine brings forth, dark fruits, ripe plums, white pepper and spice with secondary aromas of coffee and teak, expanding the wine's aromatic complexity. On the palate the wine is powerful, intense and packed full of flavors, that evolve from dark fruits through forest floor and onto leather, tar and cigar box. The tannins are large and expressive, pushing the length of this wine on the palate. Perfect with grilled meats rich lamb and Oso Bucco. Built to last, this wine should evolve beautifully over the next decade.
- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker