2005 Vintage Sold Out

This lovely wine will be available starting in the end of March, 2008. Bottled in August of 2007, this wine came through one of the wettest growing seasons in memory. 25 inches of rain in the spring of that harvest year was almost 300% of normal, which led to happy dry-farmed vines in early Fall when the 15 foot deep roots were still finding moisture to help them ripen the fruit. Following are Robert Parker’s tasting notes of the 05 barrell sample:

“From the northeastern corner of the Napa Valley, this (Carver Sutro) Petite Sirah specialist turns out pedal to the metal, powerful, intense wines from this underrated varietal. Revealing an opaque purple hue as well as a full-bodied, dense personality, the 2005 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard offers up scents of blueberries, black raspberries, camphor, graphite, and spring flowers. It reveals huge tannins, good acidity and 25 years of aging potential.”
Score: 91-93



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