Maxville is nestled deep in Chiles Valley of Napa Valley where over 1,000 acres are preserved in the Napa Valley Land Trust, just over 100 acres of which are planted. Farmed since 1844, Maxville strives to uphold the promise of the land by creating the highest quality wines without compromise. Maxville’s Petite Sirah is estate-bottled.
The wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new.
5-day cold-soak followed by a quick, warm fermentation. The tannic nature of the grape doesn’t lend to extended maceration; the pomace is pressed at 1.5 Brix only using the free-run juice for the final wine. Malo-lactic fermentation was done in barrel; the wine was racked once post-malo and once pre-bottling.
Vanilla laced French Oak with an earthy, dark plum and menthol characteristic.
Deep, dark ruby red with hints of purple. Exotic and filled with dark chocolate and fruit that dance on your palate with intense tannin structure with a long silky finish.