2013 Trinafour Petite Sirah

Niemi Vineyard
Mendocino County

ph: 3.59
TA: 5.6
Alcohol: 14.7

Niemi Vineyard
In the heart of Redwood Valley, Niemi Vineyard sits on a slightly west facing bench well above the Russian River Plain. Proprietor Alvin Tollini farms his head pruned, dry farmed vines traditionally, cross cultivating and hand hoeing under the vines. The alluvial soil is predominantly Redvine Series. Only 2.1 tons were picked from our one-acre block on October 5, 2013.

Wine Making
The cool fruit was partly destemmed but not crushed into an open top fermenter. Native yeast began in earnest 9 days later, and the cap was managed with both punch downs and pumpovers. At dryness, only free run juice was drained to 4 year old Francois Freres barrels. Native malolactic finished in late spring. The wine was egg white fined and bottled unfiltered on June 18, 2015.

Ripe blackberry
Iron shavings

Medium acidity
Full body
Rich tannins

Food Pairings
Smoked barbeque

121 Cases Produced