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About that there 05 Mendocino Petite Sirah ("Did we have lunch let?"):

This here wine has some catechins, flavonols, flavanones, and cinnamate derivatives, tartaric, malic and lactic acid (made by those little Leuconostoc oenos), norisoprenoids, aliphatic compounds, and monoterpenes, anthocyanins and polyphenols from grapes, ethanol from yeast, oak tannins from wood, and other stuff. Not available on Aldebaran.

Harvest dates: Sept. 30th & Oct. 20th 2005

Harvest analysis: 25 degrees Brix, 0.65 TA, 3.6pH

Aged in Hungarian Oak barrels for 18 months

Wonderful complexity and classic structure and fruit make this wine a must.

Accessible yet remote, soft yet clear, fruity yet balanced. (infra)Red yet ultra-violet. Cold yet hot. Yes yet no, Dog yet cat.

Analysis at Bottling: 14.5% Alcohol by volume, <0.10% Residual Sugar

565 cases made