Tag: Petite Sirah

Theopolis Vineyards Petite Sirah 2018, Mendocino County, California

Deep purple in color and very dense, with a short purplish rim.

Pretty nose of blueberries, blackberries, violets, light oak, Indian spices, licorice, eucalyptus, tobacco, dark coffee and black pepper.

Full-bodied with medium plus acidity and long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, sweet raspberries, fig jam, plums, oak, vegetables, bitter herbs, earth, tobacco, chocolates, cola, herbs and spices.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Mendocino County in California. Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime (2 hours).

Fruit forward and nicely balanced, with a great nose. Already showing nice complexity. Still shows a touch of alcohol, which will dissipate with time.

A nice sipping wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years. Interesting, rich and tangy.

I had it all by itself.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in (30% New) French oak barrels for 20 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.

Anarchist Wine Company Rage Against the Machine 2018, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, blackcurrants, oak, licorice, earth, light vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, bitter herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking red wine from the North Coast in California. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

Still young and needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good everyday wine that paired nicely with meats and cheeses.

A very interesting blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest is Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Zinfandel. A small production of less than 200 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$42.

Anarchist Wine Company The Philosopher 2017 Napa Valley, California

Dark purple in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black cherries, black currants, oak, light vanilla, licorice, chocolates, earth, pencil lead, coke and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black plums, black currants, blueberries, light wood, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, earth, peppercorn, spices, graphite and herbs.

Nice finish with round tannins and raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable red blend from Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Showing nice structure and will be good in the next 3 years. I like these Napa Bordeaux blends, what can I say.

I paired it with dried meats, olives and crackers.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Petite Sirah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$42.

7 Cellars Elway’s Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California

Deep ruby/ purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, black plums, light oak, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolates, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, light vegetables, dark chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty, but young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruit forward and easy drinking.

Smooth and elegant. Spicy and entertaining. Good right out of the bottle, and better with some airtime.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years. Has the potential to be a 93+ point wine in 5 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. A good porch wine too. Already Very approachable, tangy and interesting.

A nice collaboration with Robert Mondavi Jr. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah and 1% Petite Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak (60% new).

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

Theopolis Vineyards Theo-Patra’s Cuvée Cerise 2019, California

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide reddish/ purplish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, blueberries, sweet cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, herbs, chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and spices.

This is a tasty red blend from California. Showing mild complexity with a nice and soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself, tangy and fruit forward. Easy drinking and spicy.

This red blend is definitely still young, and needs 3 to 5 years to mature and get more complex. Has nice potential, and would be nice to revisit this in 3 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. After a couple of hours, it reminds me of a fruit forward Côtes du Rhône.

The high alcohol is not noticeable, so you better watch out.

An interesting blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 12 months. A small production of only 250 cases.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the lake.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Patland Estate Vineyards D’oro Red Dessert Wine 2015, Napa Valley, California

Dark ruby in color with a short cloudy, reddish rim.

Wonderful nose of blackberries, blueberries, wild flowers, cedar, chocolates, dark coffee, Indian spices, cinnamon, light vegetables, a hint of bell pepper, earth, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.

Long spicy finish with tangy cherries.

This is a delicious and complex sweet wine from Napa Valley. Loved the nose, with all those Indian spices mixed in with the sweet black fruits.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity for the sugars. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

This 6 year old, will age nicely in the next 15 years. Will be nice to revisit it in 7 to 10 years.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself as a dessert. I gave it a slight chill. This Single Vineyard is delicious even with the brie cheese.

Delicious and rich. Opulent and fruit forward. A fantastic sweet wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. A small production of only 2,172 bottles were made, this is bottle number 574.

20% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$80 (375ml).

Barra of Mendocino Winery Petite Sirah 2017, Mendocino, California

Deep purple in color with a short purplish/ reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, licorice, cedar, spices, tobacco leaf, vanilla, light mint, chocolates, coffee, mocha, light alcohol and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, tobacco, oak, licorice, spices, light earth, chocolates, peppercorn and dark coffee.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Drinks well right out of the bottle, and gets better as he opens up, and shows structure and complexity.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly and soften up, although I really enjoyed it as it is now.

Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Has a good potential to get to 94+ points.

Tangy and interesting, rich and Jammy.

Aged in French oak barrels (30% new). Organic.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$22.

Ca’ Momi Winery Rosso di Ca’ Momi 2018, California

This is a nice everyday red wine from California.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, cloves, chocolates, mocha and coffee.

Full-bodied and bold with a nice mouthfeel.

Fruit forward with medium minus acidity and a strong chocolaty nose.

A nice wine to have all by itself and good right out of the bottle. A nice porch wine. Nothing fancy, but very drinkable.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$13.

Las Positas Vineyards Petite Sirah 2016 Livermore Valley, California

A very pretty color of dark ruby, with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, violets, blackberries, black cherries, light oak, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, spices, black pepper, earth and pencil lead. Very enjoyable nose.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, spices, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from California. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nice and tangy. Spicy, smooth and elegant.

Interesting to see black fruits on the nose and red fruits on the palate. I really enjoyed the nose.

Needs 30 minutes of airtime, and good by itself or with food. Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

I paired it with salami and cheddar cheese.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$19.

J.A. Balistreri Vineyards Talbotts Vineyard Colorado Petite Sirah 2018, Colorado

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, cooked strawberries, oak, light vanilla, licorice, spices, earth, light vegetables, turmeric, black pepper and a touch of honeysuckle.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet strawberries, raspberries, lemon peal, black currants, oak, earth, honeysuckle, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very unique Petite Sirah from Colorado. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich, dense, opulent and tangy. Concentrated, but fresh.

This Single Vineyard Petite Sirah does not resemble a California Petite Sirah.

Still young and needs five years in the bottle to mature properly, but already very yummy. I really enjoyed the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while.

Good right out of the bottle. Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes are fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.