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2007 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah

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2007 Retro Cellars Petite Sirah

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Petite Sirah benefits from the more opulent year to bake out some of the more rustic qualities present in the 2006. The wine bursts from the glass with blackberries, blueberries, leather and spices, all of which flesh out beautifully in the glass. The 2007 is a deep, powerful wine bursting with dark, fragrant fruit. It shows fabulous intensity and finesse all the way to the deep, resonant finish. Today the wine is not fully expressive, but it seems to have a very bright future. This is a fabulous showing from Retro Cellars. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.Mike and Kara Dunn make these wines from Randy Dunn’s Park Muscatine vineyard on Howell Mountain. I was especially impressed with the 2007, a vintage in which many of the wilder tendencies of Petite Sirah are handled expertly. It will be interesting to see where this project goes from here. The Dunns give their Petite Sirah 30 months in French oak, which the wine definitely seems to need.

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Retro Cellars was founded in 2003 when Mike and Kara Dunn, natives of the Napa Valley wine industry, decided to make a wine of their own. Their current production includes two Petite Sirahs, one from the historic Park Muscatine Vineyard on Howell Mountain, and a Napa Valley Petite Sirah from the valley floor. Their wines embody the concept of “terroir”, a wine’s expression of the place of origin in the bottle, and an old world winemaking style that Mike learned from his dad, Randy.