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Artezin Petite Sirah Is A Winner

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Once used primarily as a blending grape to provide color
and structure, Petite Sirah has proven it can stand on its own,
yielding complex, intense and ageworthy wines. Mendocino
County, with its warmer Mediterranean climate, is an ideal location
for this varietal. Warm days allow the fruit to ripen fully, producing
powerful, richly flavored wines. This Petite Sirah comes from several
vineyards in eastern Ukiah Valley, near Lake Mendocino.

The color is dark red, almost black, with violet hues. Bright aromas
with dark and brooding fruit of blackberries, dry forest and exotic
spices with nuances of leather and tar. Flavors of black cherry,
cassis, nutmeg and allspice with a mouthfeel that is highly textured,
like velvet, and a very slight grip that is beneficial for aging. This
reflects the mature tannin profile gained by extra “hang time” on
the vine, a hallmark of “new era” Petite Sirahs. This wine pairs with
hearty fare such as grilled meats, osso bucco, venison and red pasta
sauces. It also goes well with blue cheeses like Stilton and Gorgonzola
and other strong cheeses. For fun, try it with chocolate truffles or a variety of nuts.

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MENDOCINO
Appellation: Mendocino
Blend: 97% Petite Sirah, 3% Zinfandel
TA: 0.64 gms/100ml
Harvest Dates: October 21-22, 2010
Alcohol: 14.3%
Bottling Date: March 7, 2012
Aging: 100% French Oak, once
used
pH: 3.67
2010
Mendocino
Mendocino’s Mediterranean climate is notable
for warmer days, which provide optimal ripening
conditions, producing powerful, richly flavored
wines, while cool evenings help Petite Sirah retain
balanced acidity and good structure.
MENDOCINO

Really lovely and elegant with a subtle finish and good nose. Can be found for around $25, depending on where you live and shop.

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Gustafson Family Vineyards 2009 Estate Petite Sirah

2009 Estate Petite Sirah

2009 Estate Petite SirahHarvest: October 12, 2009
Vineyard Block: East Ridge Block
Blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Aging:18 Months French and American Oak, 40% New
Alcohol: 14.38%
Total Production: 450 cases
Release Date: Fall 2011

 

Vineyard and Vintage Notes:
The 2009 vintage marked the beginning of a new challenge for the vineyard. A cold and wet spring delayed the onset of bud break in many of our vineyards, and these conditions necessitated a later than normal harvest for our Petite Sirah. The extended hang time brought us precariously close to winter rains, but allowed for full development of flavors and an opportunity to harvest at optimum physical maturity.

Winemaking Notes:
Petite Sirah grapes create a dreamy opportunity for winemakers, with steady, low heat fermentations that always seem to finish easily and at moderate alcohols. This wine was no exception, a near perfect fermentation created a clean expression of fruit and tannin. These pure flavors allowed us to experiment with different levels of toasting in the barrel ageing process; by utilizing a slightly higher amount of heavy toasted oak, the tannins were rounded and softened to create a unique expression of our vineyard.

Tasting Notes:
Rich, deep purple in the glass, with aromas of lavender and dark fruit balanced by meaty, earthy undertones. This wine bucks the stereotype of Petite Sirah being all finish and no flavor, and really begins to shine after an hour of decanting, revealing luscious aromas of fruit, cocoa, tobacco and a hint of molasses. The finish is strong but not abrupt, giving you the desired “oomph” of a Petite Sirah without being dry or abrasive. A truly delicious wine that will only get better with time.

The perfect dinner wine. We loved this elegant, food friendly P.S. with roasts, pasta, cheese and just about anything. A real surprise.

SRP: $32

 

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grape

Owners Dan Gustafson with son Jeff
and daughter Kristen

The old sheep ranch, at an elevation of 1800 feet above sea level, has rich, red volcanic soil known for producing superb wine grapes.

In 2006 the estate property was expanded to 247 acres with the purchase of an adjacent property. Vineyard plantings are now complete at 20 acres; varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Rosé of Syrah. The balance of the land will remain as an ecological preserve.

Sonoma County Heritage Tree

Sonoma County Heritage Tree

When creating the vineyard great care was taken to preserve old groves of madrone, oak, and redwood trees, including the “Sonoma County Heritage Tree.” This 300-year-old madrone has a trunk diameter of eleven feet is thought to be the largest madrone tree in Sonoma County, and perhaps the entire state of California.

The integrated home and winery that Dan and his craftsman colleagues have created truly merge with the landscape. They offer a spectacular view of Lake Sonoma and have become both workplace and retreat for Dan, his wife Phyllis, the Gustafson family and their friends. The family intends to keep the vineyard property feeling like a private home. This is a place they enjoy hosting visitors and wine lovers from all over the world.


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Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah Excels

rutherford grove petite sirah

PETITE SIRAH

SPRING CREEK VINEYARD

ST. HELENA

2007 NAPA VALLEY

VINEYARD NOTES:

The  2007 vintage of Petite Sirah was made in much the same style as the previous four vintages producing a luscious, fruit forward, delicious wine from Spring Creek Vineyard, located in the St. Helena appellation.

The vineyard is on the west side of the Valley floor and benefits from copious direct sunlight during the growing season as well as cool breezes in the afternoon, a perfect situation for Petite Sirah.

The 2007 Petite Sirah exhibits the typical deep black and purple hues that, amazingly, come from only 10 days of skin contact. 10 months of oak aging contribute rich aromas and flavors of toasty vanilla that are well balanced with the characteristic plum, boysenberry and hints of roasted game. The entry is rich and concentrated, the structure and weight are big and the finish is silky and very approachable early on for this varietal.

Absolutely delicious now. Tastes like a $100 wine.

100% PETITE SIRAH

BARREL AGING:
10 Months
50% French Oak, 50% American Oak
50% new, 30% one-year old,
20% two-year old.

APPELLATION:
Saint Helena

PRODUCTION:
330 Cases

ALCOHOL:
14.2%

 

SRP: $37.00 / per bottle

 

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A descendent of two winemaking families whose roots in Napa Valley reach back nearly a century, Bob Pestoni was expected to follow in his parents´ footsteps. Of course he did become a winemaker – but not at first. Instead, he did what any red-blooded boy in the 1950s did: he rebelled.

In 1963, Bob and his brother Marvin created Upper Valley Disposal Service, becoming the refuse hauler for the upper Napa Valley. Coming from a family of farmers who depended on the land for their survival, they understood and practiced the art of sustainable farming: planting the right crops, observing proper rotation and always striving to achieve a balance with the land. It was these same lessons and values that propelled their introduction of an aggressive recycling program long before it was fashionable.

Upper Valley Disposal and Recycling Service

In the late 1970s two problems began to weigh on the local wine industry. The first: what to do with the pomace, the grape skin, pulp, seeds and stems left over after crushing. At the time, local wineries were dumping it back into their vineyards or at their property´s edge where it would seep into groundwater. The second problem was how to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, which were also having negative effects on the Napa Valley. Bob began to experiment with an age-old farming practice that had somehow gone out of style: composting. By the 1980s, Upper Valley Recycling was processing nearly all the discarded grape seeds, skins and stems from the Up Valley wineries into compost – an innovation that landed Bob a centerfold appearance in National Geographic Magazine.

Photo of Bob Pestoni checking the temperature of the grape compost.
National Geographic Magazine, August 1993 Vol 184 No 2

In the mid 1990s, Bob and his wife Sylvia were presented with a rare opportunity. A small winery adjacent to their family´s Rutherford property had become available for purchase. Over the years, Bob and Sylvia had always grown grapes on their land, but they had always sold their fruit to other wine producers. They had not´t been interested in becoming vintners before, but the acquisition of this new property renewed Bob´s admiration for his family´s business – and for his heritage. In 1994, they opened the doors to Rutherford Grove Winery and resumed making the single vineyard, hand-crafted artisanal wines Bob´s father and grandfather had created there for more than a century before him.

ALEJANDRO ALFARO
WINEMAKER

"My job is to assure that each vintage reflects the view of the vineyard and then hand-craft the wines into an expression of their own."

Over the past 18 years, Alejandro has worked in every facet of the wine business, including vineyard management, wine production, retail sales as well as a winemaking for several Napa Valley clients.

Beginning with the Hess Collection in 1993, Alejandro built his skills in the cellar before moving on to assist several clients at a Napa custom crush facility in 1999.

In 2007, Alejandro became assistant winemaker to David De Sante, and worked with Quixote, Tierra Roja, Metamorphosis, DeSante Wines and Oakville Terrace. These small production wineries use some of the highest quality vineyards fruit in Napa. In 2008, Alejandro assumed the role of winemaker for the Sabina Vineyard’s Pinot Noir program while still assisting David DeSante with the Cabernet. Within two years, he became head winemaker.

In 2010 Alejandro became the winemaker for our Pestoni Family, Rutherford Grove and Quackenbush labels.


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Concannon Petite Sirahs Shine

concannon polo

2008 RESERVE PETITE SIRAH, POLO FIELD VINEYARD

The 2008 Polo Field Vineyard Petite Sirah, Reserve is a smooth, intricate wine with blackberry pie and currant aromas on the nose lead to a hint of leather. Pair with rich fudge cake.

$36.00/Bottle, SRP

Subtotal:  $0.00

Wine Profile:

Vintage:
2008

Wine Type:
Red Wine

Varietal:
Petite Sirah

Appellation:
Livermore Valley

Acid:
0.62 g/100ml

PH:
3.62

Residual Sugar:
0.03 g/100ml

Alcohol %:
14.6

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Polo Field Vineyard Petite Sirah, Reserve is an intricate, finely structured wine. Blackberry pie and currant aromas on the nose lead to a hint of leather in the background. The finish is silky, smoky, and long which will only get smoother as the wine matures over time. While ready to drink now, this wine is age-worthy and can be held for upwards of five years.

Awards:

Gold, Best of Class, California State Fair 2012 Gold, Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2012

Vineyard Notes:

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Petite Sirah, Concannon’s winemaking team has crafted this excellently structured wine from a single vineyard block that’s known for producing wine with concentrated flavors and rich, supple tannins. Reminiscent of sunny afternoons watching a polo game, this elegant wine has a complex palate of blackberry pie and leather that will stand the test of time.

Food Pairing:

Filet mignon with a béarnaise sauce or rich fudge cake.

Production:

260 cases

Absolutely outstanding and tastes much more expensive than it’s price. Would love to taste it in 3 years. Rich, but not overpowering.


2008 CONSERVANCY PETITE SIRAH

The 2008 Petite Sirah, Conservancy exhibits a rich nose of fresh blackberries, cassis and has a flavorful palate of cherries, plums and mocha. Subtle notes of cedar, cocoa and earth tone lead to a smooth, silky finish. Pair with barbecued chicken.

$18.00/Bottle

Subtotal:  $0.00

Wine Profile:

Vintage:
2008

 

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Wine Type:
Red Wine

Varietal:
Petite Sirah

Appellation:
Livermore Valley

Acid:
0.58g/100ml

PH:
3.62

Residual Sugar:
0.10g/100ml

Alcohol %:
13.5

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Petite Sirah, Conservancy has fantastic depth and character. It exhibits a rich nose of fresh berry fruit, and the flavorful palate shows blackberries, chocolate, mocha and plums. Subtle notes of molasses, cedarwood, and ripe mulberries are complemented by soft, creamy oak tones and a smooth, silky finish.

Awards:

Silver, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

Vineyard Notes:

Conservancy wines help protect precious California vineyard land from urban development, as all Conservancy winegrowers have placed their land into a legal trust that protects against development forever. The Conservancy wines preserve not only the land but a simpler way of life for future generations.

Food Pairing:

Barbecued chicken or your favorite lamb.


2010 SELECTED VINEYARDS PETITE SIRAH

The 2010 Petite Sirah, Selected Vineyards contains aromas of plum, blackberry and black cherry with subtle notes of chocolate and molasses. Pair with teriyaki beef with a side of steamed white rice.

$10.00/Bottle

Subtotal:  $0.00

Wine Profile:

Vintage:
2010

Wine Type:
Red Wine

Varietal:
Petite Sirah

Appellation:
Central Coast

Acid:
0.74 g/100ml

PH:
3.68

Alcohol %:
13.5%

Tasting Notes:

The 2010 Petite Sirah, Selected Vineyards has fantastic depth. It exhibits aromas of plum, blackberry and black cherry on the nose. Subtle notes of chocolate and molasses are complemented by carefully structured tannins and a lively finish.

Vineyard Notes:

Selected Vineyards wines are well-loved varieties from select Central Coast vineyards and represent remarkable value. California’s Central Coast offers unmatched blending diversity from its multitude of microclimates. Cool region grapes contribute distinctive fresh fruit nuances and warm region grapes add depth of flavor and complexity. These highly acclaimed wines take no shortcuts and are easily worth twice their modest price.

Food Pairing:

Teriyaki beef with a side of steamed white rice.


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Vina Robles Sets The Right Price Point For California Class-Act Petite Sirah

 

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The Wine

$26 suggested retail, here is a wine that drinks like “over $50” and (with some breathing) is ready to enjoy with meats, game, chicken, cheese and fancy meals, as well as a hearty pasta or meatloaf.

The grapes for this vintage were hand picked and sorted for quality in the vineyard. The fruit was fermented in small stainless steel tanks and bins. Over four days, the must was allowed to “cold soak” to extract color and flavor prior to the start of fermentation. Pumpovers and punch-downs took place frequently over a ten-day period before the juice was pressed off and transferred to French oak barrels (40% new) to complete malolactic fermentation.

The final blend was chosen after numerous tasting sessions. The Jardine Petite Sirah contributes dense, dark fruit with great tannin structure. The Creston Valley Vineyard adds touches of minerality, while Huerhuero adds dark color, fresh berry aromas and spicy characteristics. A percentage of Syrah from Cammatta Hills brings flesh and body to the blend. Together, they create a wine displaying complexity, structure and balance.
Enjoy now through 2016.

Tasting Notes
  • Color: Opaque garnet
  • Aroma: Spicy, black fruit with notes of nutmeg
  • Taste: A full-bodied, balanced wine with notes of fresh plum and firm tannins

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2 Petite Sirahs For Under $20 That Will Please the Pocket and the Tongue

Pedroncelli 2009 Petite Sirah, SRP: $16

This richly flavored grape, long known for its intense characteristics, has been grown
side by side with Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley for over 100 years. Petite Sirah has been planted on this vineyard since the early 1900s and used in their Zinfandel production as an important part of the blend. The "Family Vineyard" connection is with Carol Bushnell who is John and Jim Pedroncelli’s niece; her vineyard has been a source of fruit since the 1940s. John blended this wine with half the fruit from estate vineyards and half from the Bushnell vineyard.

Harvested in late September, after a cool growing season, the slow ripening achieved great acidity, a high concentration of aromas and varietal flavors. The fruit was crushed into stainless steel tanks where frequent pumping-over of the juice during fermentation al-lowed the young wine a substantial increase in flavor. The color extracted from the skins turns the wine a very deep purple color. The wine was aged for seventeen months in American and French oak barrels, one third new oak balanced with seasoned barrels.

The result is opaque and deep purple in the glass. This  Petite Sirah offers rich aromas of ripe cherry, white pepper and chocolate. It contains very deep and complex flavors of red plum and warm spice with a lasting finish braced by full tannins. It has the structure to age well over many years. Decant if desired .

Here is the perfect house wine or enjoy it for special occasions..

APPELLATION Dry Creek Valley     ALCOHOL 14.3 
BARREL AGING 17 Months in French and American Oak     pH 3.67
TOTAL ACIDITY .600g/1OOml


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Crusher P.S. 2011, SRP: $18

Crusher Petite Sirah 2011

THE CRUSHER

For more than 115 years, the Sebastiani name has been synonymous with
quality winemaking in Sonoma County. likewise, the Wilson family has been
growing grapes in the Clarksburg region south of Sacramento since 1922.
Created in tribute to the multi-generational partnership these two well-
regarded wine families have enjoyed, The Crusher is fittingly named for the point
where the fruit of one family’s labors literally gives way to those of the other.

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Rich, dark aromas of blackberries, violets, and crushed white pepper invite one
into this Clarksburg appellation Petite Sirah. A jammy array of blackberry and
black cherry flavors dominate the palate, complemented by hints of vanilla,
sassafras, and exotic oaky notes that linger through the finish. Full-bodied, with
rich mouth-filling tannins, the wine displays a multi-layered depth and complexity that invites lingered contemplation and enjoyment. This wine will pair nicely
with grilled meats, savory pastas like butternut squash raviolis with a brown
butter sage sauce, or even dark chocolate.

Hint: Decant or open and chill for several hours, bringing back to cellar temperature will enhance the drinking experience if you can’t give it a bit of time to age.

APPELLATION
The Clarksburg AVA is an up and coming wine region located in California’s
Sacramento Delta. Originally known for row crops like the Sugar Beet, the area
was quickly discovered by grape growers attracted by a micro-climate which
closely mirrored that of nearby Napa Valley. The soils here are a combination of
poorly-draining clay and rich loam, meaning vines experience nutrient-rich, yet
sometimes arid conditions. During the growing season, warm days give way to
cooling afternoon breezes from the San Francisco Bay, dropping temperatures
down 30 to 40°F from their daytime highs. This mass of cool air allows wine
grapes to retain more acidity than those grown in similarly warm regions.

VINTAGE
The 2011 vintage was a trying one for growers. It was an unusually cool year and
a late frost affected many vineyards cutting yields and pushing out harvest. The
weather remained unseasonably cool through much of the growing season, and
was devoid of any real grape ripening heat spikes until well into September. Rain
and lower temperature returned again in October further reducing yields and
bringing fears of botrytis. These early rain events gave way to the long-awaited
Indian summer, with the grapes finally getting ripe enough to pick. While the
harvest wasn’t abundant, the emerging crop displayed powerfully concentrated
flavors developed during the extended hang-time they enjoyed.

ALCOHOL l3.5
VINTAGE 2011
W!NEMAKER Greg Kitchens 


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2 Delightfully Different Petite Sirahs From MICHAEL DAVID

Petite Petit

Petite Petit
2010 I Petite Sirah
Petit Verdot

Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.

DOUBLE GOLD – 98 points
Best of California, Best of Class – Lodi

2012 California State Fair

85% Petite Sirah

15% Petit Verdot

3.54

0.59

14.5%

With a blend of 85 Petite Sirah, 15 Petit Verdot this huge wine is with a SRP of $18 this wine will knock you over with its intensity and power, yet woo you with it complex tannins, subtle acid and affinity to hearty stews, BBQ and cheese.
Lodi, California
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MICHAEL DAVID

EARTHQUAKE
2010  Petite Sirah
Over the top and shattering to the veins, all varietals under the
Earthquake label are Michael and David’s reserve level wines.
These wines posses major concentration and daring flavor with
only a limited production offered each year.

The original is the Earthquake Zin that comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted
around the time of San Francisco’s great Earthquake in 1906.
While mulling over a label name in the vineyard, Michael
Phillips thought it only seemed fitting to relate this intense
wine with the historical quake. With over 15% alcohol and
bold tannins, these dark and voluminous wines will definitely
leave your senses quivering.

Big, juicy, in your face, and ultimately a fine, bold wine full
of intense black olive tapenade, chocolate, and tobacco, with
a tannic, peppery finish, a nod to its 19 months spent in
French oak. Unabashedly big, brash and bold efforts aimed at people who love lots of up-front fruit. (Deep dark, plum, black raspberry and cherry). All of those fruit flavors and spices carry through the finish along with bits of chocolate and earth.

Technical Data:
T.A.: 0.59
pH: 3.60
Alc.: 15.5
Winemakers: Adam Mettler
Derek Devries
Composition:
Petite Sirah blended
with a bit of Cabernet
Sauvignon
Bottled: May 18th, 2011
Time in barrel:
19 months in French oak
SRP: $26

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Line 39 2010 Gets It Right

Line 39 2010Line 39 - Petite Sirah 2009

TASTING NOTES
2009
PETITE SIRAH
NORTH COAST
VINTAGE: 2009
APPELLATION: North Coast, California
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
TA: .69
PH:
WINEMAKER:
CASES PRODUCED:
SUGGESTED RETAIL:
3.44
Bob Broman
3,370
$10.00
Line 39 offers consumers a selection of varietals
from Lake County, AVA, an emerging wine region
in California located north of Napa Valley and the
North Coast appellation. Line 39 refers to the
latitude where many of the great wine growing
regions of the world are found.  Lake County
continues to impress critics with ideal growing
conditions and soil compositions that allow for
excellent fruit. Line 39 wines are versatile and
sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement
to a variety of foods.
WINE FACTS
The 2009 Petite Sirah offers aromas of red and black fruits,
with a hint of oak.  A full-bodied wine that is both complex and
elegant, this wine boasts rich flavors of dark fruits, cherries
and a long finish that we believe will help put Lake County on
the map.  This Petite Sirah calls out for big, juicy steak.

PETITE SIRAH
NORTH COAST
VINTAGE: 2009
APPELLATION: North Coast, California
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
TA: .69
PH:
WINEMAKER:
CASES PRODUCED:
SUGGESTED RETAIL:
3.44
Bob Broman
3,370
SRP: Under $15.00
Line 39 offers consumers a selection of varietals
from Lake County, AVA, an emerging wine region
in California located north of Napa Valley and the
North Coast appellation. Line 39 refers to the
latitude where many of the great wine growing
regions of the world are found.  Lake County
continues to impress critics with ideal growing
conditions and soil compositions that allow for
excellent fruit. Line 39 wines are versatile and
sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement
to a variety of foods.
WINE FACTS
The 2009 Petite Sirah offers aromas of red and black fruits,
with a hint of oak.  A full-bodied wine that is both complex and
elegant, this wine boasts rich flavors of dark fruits, cherries
and a long finish that we believe will help put Lake County on
the map.  This Petite Sirah calls out for big, juicy steak.

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4 Noteworthy Petite Sirahs

Here Are 4 Petite Sirahs (Some Not So Petite). All Delicious and Unique.

MICHAEL DAVID

Petite Petit
WINERY

Petite Petit
2009 I Petite Sirah
Petit Verdot

Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large!
A blend of 85 Petite Sirah and 15 Petit Verdot.
Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a
substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine
loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the
palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is
slightly dry and seems to linger.
Technical Data:
T.A.: 0.57
pH: 3.56
Ale.: 14.5
Winemakers: Adam Mettler
Derek Devries
Composition:
85 Petite Sirah
15 Petit Verdot
Bottled: March 29th, 2011
Time in barrel:
18 months in French oak

With a blend of 85 Petite Sirah, 15 Petit Verdot this huge wine is with a SRP of $18

will knock you over with its intensity and power, yet woo you with it complex tannins, subtle acid and affinity to hearty stews, BBQ and cheese.
Lodi, California
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CONCANNON. 2008 Reserve Captain Joe\'s Petite Sirah
www.concannonvincyard.com
PETITE SIRAH
Tech Data
Appellation: Livermore Valley
Case Production: 1) 1 00
Aging: 17 months in French
and American oak barrels
Alcohol: 15.0

Residual Sugar: 0.06g/100ml
Titratable Acidity: 0.64g/100ml
pH: 3.64
Release Date: Spring 2011
Suggested Retail: $30.00
Available: Tasting Room
& Online

2008
Captain Joe’s
Petite Sirah
RESERVE, LIVERMORE VALLEY
Vineyard Notes

Captain Joe’s Petite Sirah honors founder James
Concannon’s son, affectionately known as Captain Joe
because of his service in the First Cavalry. Every year Captain
Joe produced special wines that were shared only at the family
dining table, and this wine is a tribute to his tradition.This
Petite Sirah is composed from four estate vineyards; favorites
of  their winemaking team for their consistent quality and
fruit-forwardness.
Winemaker Notes

The 2008 Captain Joe’s Petite Sirah, Reserve is an artful
expression of this unique varietal. Aromas of nutmeg and
clove, this wine is soft with a creamy mid-palate of blueberry
pie and blackberry finishing velvety, smoky, and long. While
ready to drink now, age-worthy wine can be held for upwards
of six years.
Suggested Pairings
Meatballs with smoky
eggplant puree

In the day, Concannon was synonymous with Petite Sirah. Now, with loads of competitors, it remains one of the most dependable. We plan to do a comparative tasting of all their Sirahs in the future.

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MICHAEL DAVID

EARTHQUAKE
2009  Petite Sirah
Over the top and shattering to the veins, all varietals under the
Earthquake label are Michael and David’s reserve level wines.
These wines posses major concentration and daring flavor with
only a limited production offered each year.

The original is the Earthquake Zin that comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted
around the time of San Francisco’s great Earthquake in 1906.
While mulling over a label name in the vineyard, Michael
Phillips thought it only seemed fitting to relate this intense
wine with the historical quake. With over 15% alcohol and
bold tannins, these dark and voluminous wines will definitely
leave your senses quivering.

Big, juicy, in your face, and ultimately a fine, bold wine full
of intense black olive tapenade, chocolate, and tobacco, with
a tannic, peppery finish, a nod to its 19 months spent in
French oak.
Technical Data:
T.A.: 0.59
pH: 3.60
Alc.: 15.5
Winemakers: Adam Mettler
Derek Devries
Composition:
Petite Sirah blended
with a bit of Cabemet
Sauvignon
Bottled: May 18th, 2011
Time in barrel:
19 months in French oak
SRP: $26

www.MichaelDavidWinery.com



McCay Cellars

2008 Petite Sirah / $26.00 750ml Bottle
100 Petite Sirah; Bruella Rd Vineyard

http://mccaycellars.com/index.php

Grown in Lodi Sandy Loam soil this vineyard is located in the North/East corner of the Lodi/AVA. .

Winemaker Notes:
”I have been farming this field for the past 15 years, which
has given me the chance to understand the fields nuances.
This vineyard is typically grown to 4.5 tons per acre. This is
the only vineyard we harvest fruit from on a trellis (vertical).
Tasting Notes: Plum and Berry are present and up front in
this 2008 vintage that is 100 Petite Sirah. Wonderful notes
of Plum, Blackberry, Cherry and Prune are.found through
out the palate range. A round and balanced wine with soft
tannins makes this Petite Sirah a foodie wine for any table. “

Appellation: Lodi; Harvest Date: 10/5/2008; Harvest Brix:
25.1; Alcohol: 15.7
pH: 3.61; ; Residual Sugar: Dry;
Cooperage: 28 months in 100 French Oak Barrels, 24
New; 37 second & third fill; balance neutral
Bottling Date: 2/25/2011; Production: 113 cases;
Winemaker: Michael J McCay
Gold Medal 2011 California State Fair Wine
Competition, 93pts
Gold Medal 2011 L A International Wine Competition, 93pts
Gold Medal 2011 Consumer Wine Awards

Rich, ripe fruit and balance. Great with game.

Liked it a lot!


Filed under: Calafornia, petite sirah, Wine Tagged: California.wine, petite sirah

100% Stanton Estate Varietal Petite Sirah Will Blow Your Socks Away . . . In A word . . . WOW

 

 Stanton Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

As you can read, we are continuing our Petite Sirah series with this remarkable wine. If you can take your eyes away from the mesmerizing deep violet hue, and scintillating legs, get a whiff of that nose: full of spice and coffee and let it roll down the tongue to the back of your throat to fully appreciate the big, powerful, intense (did we miss anything) mouthfilling taste. The finish may be the longest in the history of Sirahs.

For goodness sake, don’t drink anything before or after, but enjoy this masterpiece from aperitif to meat, pasta, oily fish, game, cheese and chocolat desserts A Wine On Line. A Major all the way.

Hard to find. Very limited production. Here’s the website. Go Now!

SUGGESTED RETAIL:
$45.00 per 750ml bottle

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Disclosure

Building on the strong success of both the 2006 and 2007 Stanton Vineyards Petite Syrah, this 2008 vintage offers the same hedonistic display of deep, dark, chocolate berry fruit with the smooth integrated tannins that true Stanton Vineyard fans have come to expect from the combined talents of Winegrower Doug Stanton and Winemaker Dave Phinney.

WINEMAKER:
Dave Phinney

WINEMAKING:
Grapes harvested October 3, 2008
Aged for 20 months in American and French oak barrels
Alcohol 15.3% by volume

COMPOSITION:
100% Estate St. Helena Petite Sirah

VINEYARD DETAILS:
Soil profile:
Year planted:
Root stock:
Trellis:
Medium clay loam
2001
101-14, Schwarzmann (V. Riparia x V. Rupestris)
Bilateral cordon, 9′ x 6′ row spacing

PRODUCTION:
319 cases

SUGGESTED RETAIL:
$45.00 per 750ml bottle

STATUS:
Available


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