Roman Press Red Lot 19
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Roman Press Red Lot 19
Roman Press Red Lot 19

This wine is a blend of Primitivo 78% and Petite Sirah 22%, hand-harvested and cellared in 50% new and 50% neutral American oak.

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In 1890s Napa Valley, the Roman wine press (featuring a massive wooden lever) was in common use. We used our press for the last time in 1955, but it can still be seen at the winery today.

This wine is a blend of Primitivo 78% and Petite Sirah 22%, hand-harvested and cellared in 50% new and 50% neutral American oak. A medium-bodied wine with aromas and flavors of dark fruits and red cherry, with some creamy vanilla and notes of smoke and black pepper. Soft tannins round out a defined finish. A family favorite blend since 1972, it is excellent with red meats and classic Italian dishes.

Winemaker Notes

Great Zinfandel and Petite Sirah blends are a long-time family secret. (Although this blend features family-grown Primitivo, the varietal is so closely related to Zinfandel that many claim it is identical!) Since we have been successfully blending these varietals since 1972, I carry on this traditional Nichelini blend during my stewardship. Its flavors are expressed to the fullest in delicious harmony: the ripe red-berry fruit from Primitivo and the dark inky color and tannins from Petite Sirah. Winemaker: Aimée Sunseri, 5th generation

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.8 % pH: 3.51 Residual Sugar: 0.66% TA: 6.4 g/l 259 cases produced Appellation: Napa Valley Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District