Tag: Petite Sirah

Ghito Winery Adom Red 2018, Israel





Ruby in color with medium-plus intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of bing cherries, raspberries, red currants, light oak, light spices, licorice, black pepper, vegetables, tobacco leaf, beef jerky, herbs and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with over ripen cherries, plums, earth, tobacco, light wood, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, light vinaigrette, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This red blend from Israel is tasty and interesting. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Smells like a new world Pinot Noir, but that doesn’t show up on the palate.

Good by itself or with food. Spicy and entertaining. Good right out of the bottle and easy drinking. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.

Feels like a fruit forward Spanish red. Interesting stuff.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in mostly used French oak barrels. Kosher and unfiltered.

14% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$53.

Epoch Estate Wines Ingenuity 2013, Paso Robles, California



Deep ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Beautiful nose of stewed plums, cherries, raisins, dried figs, black currants, wildflowers, cedar, vanilla, alcohol, licorice, spices, tobacco, light earth, chocolates and dark coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked plums, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, vanilla, coffee, tobacco, peppercorn and espresso.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and red chili powder.

This is a wonderful Syrah blend from Paso Robles. Rich and elegant. This 8 year old is Showing great complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Peaking now and will be good in the next couple of years, so drink up if you have any.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

Drinks like an aged Napa Petite Sirah. Delicious.

Robert Parker 96 points. Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A great wine to have all by itself and talk about. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 54% Syrah, 21% Mourvèdre, 16% Grenache and 9% Petite Sirah. Aged for 17 months in 49% new French oak barrels.

15.8% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$70 (current vintage).

Benhaim Family Winery Reserve Odysseia 2016, Mount Meron, Israel



It’s time for a delicious Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vinaigrette, wet leaves and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, cedar, black currants, plums, tobacco, light vanilla, chocolates, coffee, black pepper and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot blend from Israel. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Elegant and fruity.

Spicy, soft and interesting. Already drinking very nicely, but still young. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Showing a beautiful nose that I enjoyed smelling on for a while.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Wine Advocate gave it 89 points. Unfortunately since Robert Parker left they are really off.

A good quality wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

An interesting blend of 60% Merlot, with Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. A very small production of only 1,700 bottles. This is bottle number 1,269. Kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.


Scholium Project Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards 2004, California

Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, light earth, vinaigrette, espresso and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry and still very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light citrus.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley in California. Dense, rich and extracted.

Was probably better a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it regardless.

Tangy and spicy. Generous and fruit forward. Interesting stuff with a teeth staining color.

I really like these kind of big wines that show nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. A small production of only 400 cases.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

Anarchist Wine Company The Philosopher Napa Cabernet 2017, California

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and velvety. Rich and extracted.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Fruit forward with a great mouthfeel, and fine grained tannins on the long finish.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 4 hours in a decanter, when it opens up and shows the tannins.

Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food as well. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Tasty, spicy and delicious.

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

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$42.

Shiloh Winery Legend Fiddler 2017, Israel

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

Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, plum compote, raisins, dried fruits, oak, licorice, earth, chocolates, mocha, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blueberries, black currants, dried figs, cooked cherries, plums, cola, light oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, dark chocolates and earth.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petite Sirah blend from Israel. Big, bold, rich and extracted. Fruit forward and elegant.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and tasty right out of the bottle. Tannins show up after 30 minutes of airtime.

Good by itself and a great sipping wine. A good example of a pop and pour, good quality wine.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now, and it would be interesting to revisit it again in a couple of years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Really enjoyed it with the Brie cheese.

A blend of 51% Petite Sirah, 33% Petit Verdot and 16% Shiraz. Grapes are grown in the Judean Hills region. Aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. Kosher and Mevushal. Unfiltered.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$44.

7 Cellars Elway’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley, California



Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, black cherries, oak, spices, vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, licorice, light earth and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth and light herbs.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and fruit-forward. Rich and extracted.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when complexity and structure come in.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch. Will also pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65 (current vintage).

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Red Hills Petite Sirah 2017, Lake County, California

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, sweet cedar, light earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and smooth

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light earth and herbs.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Lake County. A nice sipping wine that doesn’t need food at all. Easy drinking with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter.

This Single Vineyard is tasty, spicy and interesting. Really enjoyed the nose here.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

100% Petite Sirah grapes where grown at 2,200 feet of elevation. Aged in (40% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 150 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65

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.