Tag: Petite Sirah

Prager Winery & Port Works Paladini Vineyard Royal Escort Vintage Port 2009, Napa Valley California





Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nose of black currants, black plums, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, cola, coffee, spices, chocolates, earth, vegetables, herbs, eucalyptus, turmeric, peppercorn, celery, graphite and alcohol. What a wonderful nose.

Medium plus in body with high acidity and fat legs.

Sweet on the palate with nice balance and nice length on the finish.

This 13 year old sweet wine from Napa Valley is drinking so beautifully right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Showing great complexity at this point, with lots of chocolate and coffee notes, intertwined with spices and earth notes.

Thank you Mike for sharing this with me.

This Single Vineyard is interesting and tasty. A great wine to finish the evening with. Smooth and elegant. Just fabulous.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels for 30 months.

19% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.

Crux Winery Russian River Valley GSM 2014, California


Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, light cedar, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, coffee, tobacco, light vanilla, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, herbs, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Grenache blend from Russian River Valley. Showing nice complexity now, with a great nose.

This 8 year old is peaking now. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Elegant and extracted. Fruit forward and spicy.

Easy drinking, good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime.

I had it 3 years ago, and it is definitely better now. Tangy and interesting.

I gave it a light chill, and had it all by itself.

A blend of 58% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 2% Petite Sirah.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$46.

Six Eight Nine Cellars killer Drop 2019, California



Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Sweet nose of blackberries, raisins, dried fruits, candied cherries, chocolates, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices and tobacco.

Full bodied and jammy, with medium minus acidity and long legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, raisins, oak, vanilla, toast, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, black pepper and dried figs.

Nice finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a fun red blend from California. Easy drinking and rich. Fruit forward and extracted. A great party wine.

Feels like an Orin Swift kind of wine, and might need a few years in the bottle to relax a bit.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months (30% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah 2019, Mendocino, California



Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Strong fruity nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, dried fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, milk chocolates, coffee, cola and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Petite Sirah from Mendocino County.

Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

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

Still young, and would be better in a few years. Will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years, and see how it evolved.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with BBQ Meats.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$26.


Nana Estate Winery Cassiopeia 2019, Israel





Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of cooked blackberries, sweet plums, licorice, light cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, chocolates and tobacco.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked
plums, dried figs, spices, black pepper, chocolates, mocha, tobacco leaf and light earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins, peppercorn and cherries.

This is a very tasty Syrah blend from Israel. Easy drinking and smooth. Nicely balanced with nice complexity.

Fruit forward and rich. Extracted, yet elegant. Spicy finish makes it interesting.

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

Really tasty by itself as a sipping wine. Bold and beautiful. Tangy and interesting.

I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 85% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah and 3% Petit verdot. Grapes are grown in the desert. Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$42.

Meadowcroft Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2021, California



Cherry in color with medium intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, dark cherries, light wood, spices, coffee, red candy, dark chocolates, licorice, cloves and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Soft tannins on the finish with strawberries and raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. A nice sipping wine.

Nicely balanced with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle, good by itself and a good porch wine. I paired it with cheeses by the lake.

A unique blend of 80% Pinot Noir, 10% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.

Pestoni Family Petite Sirah Mountain Vineyard 2018 Lake County, California



Deep Inky in color with a very short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black cherries, cedar, dried figs, cooked raisins, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates and coffee.

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

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Lake County in California.

A good wine to pair with good company and a great sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Needed an hour to calm down a bit.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.

Fruit forward and big. Rich and extracted. Spicy and entertaining.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$32.







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.