Posts Tagged Petite Sirah

2013 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

A dense, pitch-black color in the glass. Smoke-tinged scents evoking charred oak, tobacco, and burnt chocolate lead to ample blueberry and blackberry fruit. Youthful, fine-grained tannins coat the palate but are not drying. This is a solid example... Read more

2012 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Imagine the aroma of blueberry muffins baking in the oven while your favorite French roast coffee is brewing on a counter nearby. That’s what you’ll experience when you pour this wine in a glass and give it a good airing. Swirl some more, and... Read more

2012 Fulcrum Petite Sirah, Landy Vineyard, Russian River Valley

One of the most misunderstood grape varietals is Petite Sirah. Brought to California in the later 1800s, its deep color and tannic backbone made it a perfect addition to the typical field blend reds of the time. These same drying tannins made... Read more

2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

This GSM comes with a P.S. Translation: This is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend that also includes Petite Sirah. More accurately, this is a Petite Sirah (50%) that includes smaller portions of Grenache (20%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvedre (10%).... Read more

2012 Parducci ‘True Grit’ Reserve Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Opaque crimson-black in the glass, this wine is peppery yet sweet in the nose, with a prickly Zin-like petulance. Jammy fruit notes of black plum and fig intermingle with dark berries and a whiff of toasted nuts and dark flowers. This is a wine that... Read more

2011 J. Lohr ‘Tower Road’ Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Made from grapes grown in vineyards surrounding Tower Road in the Estrella and San Miguel districts of Paso Robles. Glass-staining opaque purple/black hue. Deep scents of dark berry pie are accented by a note of cocoa powder. Soft and expansive in... Read more

2011 Christian Lazo Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Opaque dark crimson color. Varietal aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and a smidge of blueberry are accented by notes of black pepper and a dash of bittersweet chocolate. The medium-grained tannins are prominent after midpalate. This is a red... Read more

2010 Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

Glass-staining opaque black/purple hue. For decades, Stags’ Leap Winery’s Petite Sirah has intrigued serious collectors of wine because of its seemingly impenetrable, tightly wound core of blackberry fruit that required decades of cellaring to... Read more

2008 Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley

Concannon was the first California winery to bottle a varietal Petite Sirah, and has been crafting full-bodied, lip-smacking versions for decades. Opaque purple/black color. The warm, inviting nose is full of fleshy black cherry and dark berries,... Read more

2008 Vina Robles ‘Fore’ Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

The Jardine Vineyard, the source of the grapes in this bottling, is right next to a golf course, and errant balls frequently are found among the vines. Now you know how this wine got its proprietary name. But no matter what you call it, this is... Read more