Latah Creek Monarch Petite Sirah 2012

Latah Creek Monarch Petite Sirah 2012
Latah Creek Monarch Petite Sirah 2012

BACKGROUND

Father/daughter winemaking team, Mike and Natalie started the Monarch Reserve Red program in 2008, with the first release in April 2010. The idea was to give Natalie an opportunity to learn an individual grape intimately, on a small-scale level.

WINEMAKING

Mike and Natalie have found that Petite Sirah is one of their favorite reserve reds. The intense flavor, dark color, and full-bodied attributes that come from this varietal combine to create a beautiful wine. So most of their Monarch releases have a Petite Sirah. This multi-faceted wine is also fantastic to enhance other varietals; just a small amount, 2-5%, has such a dramatic affect on other wines. Because of its Reserve nature, this wine spent more time on oak, 16 months in French and American Oak, and is a small-lot wine; only 8 barrels were produced.

TASTING NOTES

When pouring, you are immediately greeted with amazing plum and dried herbal aromas. Once in your mouth, this dark indigo Petite Sirah envelops your senses with ripe cherries and blackberries with nuances of toasty oak. Rich and full-bodied, this wine’s ample tannins will enable it to age beautifully for years to come.

FOOD PAIRING

Enjoy this wine with intensely flavored meals and dark chocolate desserts, such as Ellena’s Osso Bucco recipe published in her latest cookbook.

 

 

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Vintage2012
VarietalPrimitivo
Varietal Composition100% Petite Sirah
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills
VineyardZephyr Ridge Vineyard
DesignationReserve
Aging18 months in a combination of old and new French and American oak
Fermentationfull primary and secondary
Residual Sugar0.0%
Alcohol13.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/15/2014

Silver, Savor NW Wine Awards 2015

 

Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

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