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.
My goal was 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. This wine is a Nichelini classic for a reason!
Winemaker: Aimée Sunseri, 5th generation
A deeply-hued, inky wine with a rich but dry palate of blackberry pie, woodsmoke, cherry and vanilla, with a rounding hint of buttery pastry. Full-bodied, with structured tannins and a lingering finish. Ages exceptionally well, and is a perfect pairing for heartier dishes such as lamb, beef or game.
Alcohol: 14.8 %
Residual Sugar: 0.05%
TA: 6.0 g/l
172 cases produced
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District
Barrel aging: 20 months
Oak: New American 82%, Neutral American 18%