From fruit sourced by Mike Dunn (son of Randy Dunn) from Pope Valley this is a more balanced and evocative style of Petite Syrah. The nose shows deep red fruits with moderate spice and some minerals. The palate has ample blue fruits with some red cherry and spice notes. D&M Tasting Notes
Mike Dunn’s winemaking style can be described as “retro” in that his aim is to allow the terroir to express itself in the bottle, he makes the wine as naturally as possible, and ages the wine in french oak barrels for an extended period of 30 months.
Working with the Park Muscatine Vineyard Petite Sirah clones of Durif and Peloursin, which have structure and tannin as their middle name, Mike highlights the fruit flavors through yeast selection and cold-soaking.
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. Winery Notes
Retro Cellars 2011 Napa Valley Petite Sirah
- Brand: Retro Cellars
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 4
- SKU #: 2949