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Roux 2008
Wine Specs
Petite Sirah
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Single-Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 2008
18 Mos; 50% New French
150 Cases

Roux 2008


"Very concentrated and dense, with dark, rich flavors of black fruit, huckleberry, licorice, spice, aromatic violet, and pepper." - MW. Wine Spectator

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Roux | Petite Sirah | Napa Valley

Named for Michael's eldest daughter, Margaux ("Mar-ga-roo" was her childhood nickname), the Roux is perhaps our most endearing wine, with its exquisite fruit sourced from grapevines planted in the 1890's until Prohibition.


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Roux is 97% Petite Sirah and 3% zinfandel, all from rare century-old estate vines. Our most powerful, ageworthy wine, the black-inked Roux packs tannins, pigments and flavors into every sip. Big notes of black fruits and roasted meats. This wine has fantastic depth, intensity of color with aromas of full toned Boysenberry, Cassis and Blackberry. The wine is substantial, elegant and full of ripe black fruit flavors and crafted to unleash luscious characteristics, while managing tannins. These fruit flavors are savored in the mouthwatering finish, long after the wine has departed.
"Very concentrated and dense, with dark, rich flavors of black fruit, huckleberry, licorice and spice, with aromatic violet and pepper notes. Full-bodied, with appropriately dense tannins. Seems very young, so best to cellar. Best from 2010 through 2015. 300 cases made." —MW. Wine Spectator
Vineyard Notes
Michael Chiarello, Winegrower. Amigo Bob Cantisano, Organic Viticultural Consultant. Located in St. Helena, Chiarello Vineyards estate consists of 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era vineyards, mostly dry-farmed with organic and sustainable practices. The Roux vineyard is Petite Sirah on original rootstocks in gravelly loam soils.
Production Notes
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker. All CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled at Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Roux Petite Sirah spends 18 months aging in 50% New French Oak barrels, from Taransaud, Darnajou, and Saury cooperages.