2014 Petite Sirah “Elevation” Howell MountainRetro Cellars
While being a classic, bold Howell Mountain wine, our wine also shows an elegance unusual for the varietal. Dense inky purple and blue in color. Aromas of cocoa, cumin, mulberry, and baking spices mingle with wild berry compote. Full and rich on the palate, with a blueberry core and gingerbread spice. An age-worthy cellar star.
The four-acre Park Muscatine vineyard was originally planted in the 1890s and has stood as a sentinel on Howell Mountain for more than a century. DNA testing shows that most of the vines are the Durif clone of Petite Sirah, and some are Peloursin, the original cross with Syrah that produced Durif.
Los Abuelos vineyard was budded in 2005 by Mike Dunn with budwood from the original Park Muscatine vineyard, has a great deal of Peloursin in it, and is part of the Dunn estate, next to the winery on Howell Mountain.
|Region / AVA||California/Napa|
|Varietal||Petit Sirah 100%|
|Alcohol / ABV||14.3%|
|Drinking Window||3 - 5 Years|