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James Creek Petite Syrah 2009

This wine is only available to Frontier customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

GeneralWineryJames Creek Vineyards
RegionNapa
Town of productionPope Valley, California
VarietalPetite Syrah
Total production of the wine100 cases
Name of winemakerScott Brown
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine10 years
Yield3.0 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares0.5 acres
Elevation above sea level850 feet, approximately
Inclination of vineyardNortheast
Soil compositionMixture with high concentration of light gravel
Irrigationyes, drip
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestOctober 5
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typeOpen top bin
Alcoholic fermentation, duration20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperature58 to 80 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration60 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature58 degrees F
CharacteristicspH3.68
Total Acidity7.1 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.0 grams per liter
Alcohol15.0 %
AgingTime in barrel2 years
Barrel type and ageFrench oak, 20% new, 80% 2 to 3 years old
Time in bottle before release6 months
BottlingFilteredyes