Fanciful Name: Alexander School Reserve Petite Sirah
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Country of Origin: United States
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Retail Price: $49.99
Tasting Notes: Kevin Hall showcases his passion for small lot projects (568 6btl.cases) with this special offering. This second vintage is sourced from 2 special lots which were grafted over to old head-pruned vines in hillside and valley floor sites. Almost perfect growing conditions yielded perfect fruit. Hand harvested, then soaked for 24 hrs., yeast inoculated and then punched down for maximum color and fruit extraction. After vinification, the wine was aged for 20-month oak barrel program. Inky, dark, and perfumed with blue fruit berries dominating on the nose. Balanced acidity, with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate lead to a smooth, lingering finish. I just love experiments that turn out like this!