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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Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah Excels

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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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Concannon Petite Sirahs Shine

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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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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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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
www.MichaelDavidhttp://michaeldavidwinery.comWinery.com


 

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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