4 Noteworthy Petite Sirahs

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


Petite Petit

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
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


CONCANNON. 2008 Reserve Captain Joe\'s 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

Captain Joe’s
Petite Sirah
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
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.

Copyright 2012 By Punchin International. All Rights Reserved.




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
Petite Sirah blended
with a bit of Cabemet
Bottled: May 18th, 2011
Time in barrel:
19 months in French oak
SRP: $26


McCay Cellars

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


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!


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