Sheldon 2016 The Red Hat
Collier Vineyard | Calistoga
24 Cases captured into bottle | 13.5% Alc.
VERY LIMITED Production. First come first serve.
93 Points, Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast
The Sexy Stuff: Exotic and savory aromatics with white pepper and coriander; refreshing acidity leads to blackberry and wild raspberry; finishing with medium-plus body, firm tannins and a dash of lavender and peppermint. The balance of savory old vine rusticity and vibrant fresh floral notes are the key players in the story of this 2015 beauty.
The Geeky Stuff: 90% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Harvested on September 27th, the 2015 vintage had one of the lowest yielding crops we’ve seen since 2007, which gives it a distinct level of complexity and nuance. Open top macro-bin fermentation | Neutral French Oak | pH 3.71 | TA .65 | harvested at 23.2 brix