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Nine North – Seven Sinners Petite Sirah

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California

Varietal Petite Sirah

Cepage 100% Petite Sirah

Aging 6 months - used American & French Oak

Alcohol Content 13.9 %

Production 900 cases

Serendipity Markets California, Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes This vintage shows velvety textures upfront followed by deep rich flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry and spice, resulting in a long, deep and concentrated finish. While opulent, it has a food friendly balance. It’s showing beautifully right now and will continue to age gracefully for the next several years.

Overall Opulent & Rich

Mouthfeel Concentrated & velvety

Aromas Blackberry jam, blueberry and spice

Pairings Robust enough for any charred meat

Sustainability Sustainable In Practice t

The Story

As importers and négociants, we tend to hang around a lot of winemakers, viticulturists and of course tradespeople from all over the world. Some—if not most—can be a pretty rowdy bunch especially around harvest time after we’ve knocked off from a hard day’s work and cracked open a couple beers or opened a handle of gin.
In 2002, we knew were going to make a Petite Sirah (it was actually already in the barrel), and with true Nine North predilection for whimsical names, we had to come up with one. If you’ve ever seen the film Seven Sinners (an old John Wayne classic from 1940’s also starring Marlene Dietrich), you’ll know Seven Sinners is a tongue in cheek reference to our wild bunch of friends and winemakers we’ve met along our travels. Here’s to all our friends in the trade: we’ll see you soon.
When Chris and Elijah first started making this wine, they noticed that California Petite Sirah is either very expensive or extremely cheap. They wanted to create something that was affordable but provided a more robust complement to food and fine dining and over-delivers on quality vintage after vintage. Finding great fruit in Lodi was step one. Not messing it up was step two. Step three was six months in used American and French barrels to add a little depth and structure and step four is poppin' the cork to enjoy.

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Brand Story

Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister work with a handful of California's most respected grape growers and wineries selecting the finest rows, plots, barrels, and lots from each vintage.

Brand Story

Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister work with a handful of California's most respected grape growers and wineries selecting the finest rows, plots, barrels, and lots from each vintage.

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