Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
This Petite Sirah 100%, a Nichelini classic, benefits from the specific soils and microclimate of the Chiles Valley.
Winemaker Goals: To make a Petite Sirah that highlights the power of the varietal. The block that the grapes come from is an older section of the vineyard that "struggles"; the vines are then intentionally further thinned to ensure a powerful, balanced, uniform and distinctive crop.
Deeply-hued, with a rich but dry palate of dried berries, woodsmoke, cherry and vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied with a lingering finish.
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Residual Sugar: 0.05%
TA: 6.5 g/l
124 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Barrel aging: 20 months
Oak: New American 70%, Neutral American 30%