FINE PRINT DEPARTMENT
1. There is a 2 bottle minimum order for shipping.
BUSINESS ADDRESSES ARE PREFERRED AS THE PACKAGE WILL NEED TO BE SIGNED
FOR BY SOMEONE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE.
2. DISCOUNTS (wines may assorted):
6 - 11 bottles = 5%
12+ bottles = 10%
3. Orders can also be picked up at Counter Punch World Headquarters
(3636 Dartmouth Dr., Napa, CA 94558) by prior arrangement.
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2014 PETITE SIRAH - Sierra Foothills
$34.00 per bottle
The grapes were hand-harvested at 26.5 Brix on September 10, 2014 from the Sierra
Moon Vineyard, El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills AVA. The 2014 vintage was starting to
show the effects of the drought conditions that were prevalent in the state and the fruit
achieved full ripeness a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. To combat the draught,
approximately 25% of the grapes were removed from the vines a month prior to harvest,
allowing the vines to focus on fewer grapes. While there is a sense of classical balance
between the acidity, tannins and fruit, the 2014 vintage seemsto offer a somewhat earlier
accessibilty than the preceding vintage.
The fruit arrived at the winery in ½ ton bins where destemming and hand-sorting
occurred. Fermentation proceeded in a small tank for five days. The free-run was
transferred directly into neutral barrels for settling. The young wine was racked to a
combination of new and one-year old French and American oak barrels where it aged for
an additional year. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered in January 2016 so do
not be surprised when you encouter some sediment. This vintage is abit closer to the
2012 "fruit forward" style as opposed to the profound power of the 2013's .
70 cases were produced.
If you love small lot, hand-made wines with plenty of power, the Counter Punch
Petite Sirah is right up your alley. It's a great alternative
to wines that can cost 2 to 3 times more.