Seven Sinners

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.

Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2017

Description

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.

Technical information

  • Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyard locations: Central Valley (Lodi, Mokelumne River)
  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • TA: 4.2 g/L
  • pH: 3.9
  • RS: 0.29

Red Blend

Vintage: 2016

Description

Our Red Blend is completely approachable and without any pretense. Aromas of ripe fruit, hickory smoke and blackberry jam make a glass of our Red Blend stand out as a wine you’ll enjoy throughout the year. Moderate tannins round out the structure and through the finish making it a perfect pairing for most meat dishes or on its own. -Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister, négociants.

Technical information

  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyard location: Lodi
  • Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%, Merlot, 10% Zinfandel.
  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • TA: 4.2 g/L
  • pH: 3.93
  • RS: .51