Small Production … Big Acclaim at David Fulton Winery
All of us at David Fulton Winery are pleased to announce more high accolades coming in for their Petite Sirah- 2008, Old Vines, from their St. Helena Estate.
In addition to medals already awarded from San Francisco Chronicle’s International Wine Competition and the 2012 Women’s International Wine Competition, they’ve now received 92 points and three more medals, all Gold.
92 Points from Wine Spectator first announced in their Insider A Member-Only Biweekly Publication – Here is what they had to say: Fragrant, with pretty violet and huckleberry aromatics that show details of licorice and blackberry. The black cherry, spicy tobacco leaf and cedar flavors are rustic and muscular, but still extremely charming. Drink now through 2018.—M.W.
The first of the new Gold medals was awarded from The American Fine Wine Competition held in Boca Raton, FL. The second medal is from the 2012 San Diego International Wine Competition. These are two very well respected wine competitions by both people in the industry and consumers, alike. The third is from Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
The 2008 Old-Vines Petite Sirah holds true to the many previous releases of elegance. This vintage provides a wider range of bright, high-tone fruit flavors emanating from the expected deep, dark color of the varietal. You’ll find pleasing aromas of blackberry, fig, cinnamon, dark baker’s chocolate and licorice along with flavors of red cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, and distinct vanilla on the palate. With soft tannins, this is a round, velvety, silky wine that will not need much cellaring to enjoy.
“We have one vineyard and make just one wine here at David Fulton Winery. Our total production is only around 400 cases a year. (The Valley’s largest winery produces around 9 million cases a year!) We hand-sort our grapes three times before fermentation and have a three year aging program before release.” Says Stephanie Trotter Zacharia, DFW’s Director of Winemaking “If you’d like to visit, we’re proud to not only pour a couple of vintages of our Petite Sirah for you but also pour Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and a Riesling style wine called One Last Kiss from our neighbor’s Scott & Jana Harvey’s winery. Their world-class wines are otherwise not available for tasting here in the Valley.”