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Bending Branch Winery

2014 Brenda’s Cuvée, Thor Vineyards

2014 Brenda’s Cuvée, Thor Vineyards

The magic of late harvest wines is legendary.  For Brenda’s Cuvée, each long-hanging grape yielded a few precious drops of juice bearing the concentrated signature of Petite Sirah –  intense, viscous, and darkly aromatic. 

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SKU: BBW-CUV-TR-14-375
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Sierra Foothills
Vineyard Designation
Thor Vineyard
Sugar
29.7 brix at harvest, 5.44 gr/L residual sugar
Aging
More than 36 months in 25% new French and American oak
Fermentation
Whole berry fermentation
Bottling Date
July 2018
Alcohol %
15.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The balance of a late-harvest wine is critical. Lingering in the autumn sun and chilly nights produces concentrated sugar levels and intensely flavored grapes. But the fruit must also retain acidity, or the wine can be cloying and without backbone. Brenda’s Cuvée is pale and delicate, and the typical raspberry jam flavors of Petite Sirah are edged with raisiny caramel. The finish is smooth and clean.
Food Pairing Notes
Late harvest wines are a chameleon in the food world. For a savory combo, partner Brenda’s Cuvée with a strong salty/sour cheese such as aged goat cheese and some butter-toasted Texas pecans. The classic dessert match is biscotti, the crunchy spiced cookies made by bakeries and grandmothers across Italy.
Production
106 Cases
Other Notes
A portion of the proceeds from Brenda’s Cuvée will support the work of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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