Kent Rasmussen 2010 Petite Sirah 3-Pack

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The wine that puts hair on your chest, assuming your glands are capable of producing chest hair.

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The massive yet perfectly balanced red from Napa superhero Kent Rasmussen? Sure, no problem. Can I just see your ID?

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2010 Kent Rasmussen Napa Valley Chavez & Leeds Vineyard, Rutherford Petite Sirah 750ml 3-Pack

2010 was about as good a vintage as ever happens for perfect Petite Sirah ripening.  We had a long modesty warm summer and a dry fall that lingered on and on.  Leed’s-Chavez vineyard is a classic “Rutherford Bench” vineyard with deep soils and lots of water-holding capacity for these old dry farmed vines.  It all added up to a wine with wonderful definition and depth.

Nose: Classic Petite Sirah—yet with structure.  At first what hits you is the rich “grapiness” of the nose, and then a wonderful black pepper character pops up that then integrates into a medley of Petite Sirah scents… bramble-berry, reed-grass, tar, and cassis.

Mouth: Once again, black pepper is in abundance, but also tons of rich fruit—ripe blueberries and raspberries.  As the wine washes into your mouth you will get a depth of mouthfeel that you don’t often find in wine.  Layer upon layer of nuance flavors, nicely integrated with good oak warmth and balanced tannins.  The wine is beautifully smooth with virtually no sharp points sticking out.


Winery Retail Price: $120.00
Average Shipping:  $18.00
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Total MSRP:   $133.00
  • Harvest Date: September 25th
  • Grape Source: Leeds-Chavez Vineyard, Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Grapes are Certified Organic
  • Brix at Harvest: -24.8 degrees
  • Maceration: 18 days on skins in the fermentor
  • Aging: 14 months--50% new, 50% once-used French oak barrels
  • Production: 380 cases (12x750ml)

Chemistry at Bottling

  • pH: 3.70
  • Total Acidity: 6.1 grams/liter
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Free Sulfur Dioxide: 26 parts per million
  • Total Sulfur Dioxide: 65 parts per million

Vendor Details

Kent Rasmussen Winery

Kent Rasmussen
St. Helena, CA

Since its modest beginnings, the Kent Rasmussen Winery has evolved into one of the most important producers in the Napa region. The winery outgrew its tractor shed barrel room on Cuttings Wharf Road in the Napa Carneros long ago. In 1995, Kent and Celia established a new winemaking facility in a turn of the century slaughterhouse, on the Silverado Trail in St. Helena. Refined over the years, it now houses business offices, an oenology lab and lab tasting room, a wine library and upgraded production equipment. The modern crusher, press, tanks, catwalks, refrigeration systems, pumps, forklift and fruit sorter have greatly enhanced winemaking options. Grapes are either estate grown or under long term contract with reliable growers.


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