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Volume 34, Issue 9: July 2010

Petite Sirah

In a slow but continuing climb back to full grace in California, this year’s versions of Petite Sirah edge closer to what might be called “brawny accessibility”. It matters not that massively tannic Petite Sirah can age for a couple of decades or more (a thesis we will test one of these days with wine from our cellars going all the way back to the early 70s). What matters is that this muscular wine, when not littered with unmannerly astringency, has a center of fruit that cuts through its mass and muscle as a mealtime mate to sturdy hunks of savory beef, lamb and venison. With wines of that ilk on the increase, Petite Sirah is likely to continue to gain popularity.



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ARTEZIN
Garzini Ranch
Petite Sirah
 Mendocino County 2007
$36.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
86
ARTEZIN
Petite Sirah
 Mendocino County 2007
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
90
AVER FAMILY
Hope
Petite Sirah
 California 2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
87
BALLENTINE
Fig Tree Vineyard
Petite Sirah
 St. Helena; Napa Valley 2007
$24.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
86
BERRYESSA GAP
Reserve
Petite Sirah
 Yolo County 2006
$18.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
89
BOGLE
Phantom
Petite Sirah
 California 2006
$16.00
GV
Generally AvailableDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
BOGLE
Petite Sirah
 California 2007
$11.00
GV
Generally AvailableDrink NowLamb
85
BOGLE
Petite Sirah
 California 2006
$11.00
GV
Generally AvailableDrink NowLamb
84
CANIS MAJOR
Petite Sirah
 Dry Creek Valley 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
90
CLAYHOUSE
Show Pony. Red Cedar Vineyard.
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2007
$40.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
88
CLAYHOUSE
Estate
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2006
$23.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
92
CONCANNON
Reserve
Petite Sirah
 Livermore Valley 2006
$38.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
89
CONCANNON
Heritage
Petite Sirah
 Livermore Valley. San Francisco Bay. 2004
$50.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
86
CONCANNON
Captain Joe's
Petite Sirah
 Livermore Valley 2006
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
85
CONCANNON
Nina's Cuvée
Petite Sirah
 Livermore Valley 2006
$30.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
83
CONCANNON
Conservancy
Petite Sirah
 Livermore Valley 2007
$14.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
83
CONCANNON
Petite Sirah
 Central Coast 2007
$10.00
Generally AvailableDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
84
CUPCAKE
Petite Sirah
 Central Coast 2007
$14.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
ESOTERICA
Chavez-Leeds Vineyard
Petite Sirah
 Rutherford. Napa Valley. 2007
$40.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
87
GRGICH HILLS
Miljenko's Vineyard
Petite Sirah
 Napa Valley 2006
$45.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeSpicy Dishes
82
GUENOC
Petite Sirah
 Lake County 2007
$15.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
87
HERINGER
Heringer Vineyards
Petite Sirah
 Clarksburg 2006
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
81
HERINGER
Holland Landing
Petite Sirah
 Clarksburg 2005
$21.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
J. RICKARDS
Brown Barn Vineyard
Petite Sirah
 Alexander Valley 2007
$24.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
92
JC CELLARS
Eaglepoint Ranch
Petite Sirah
 Mendocino County 2007
$45.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
78
JUDD'S HILL
Old Vine
Petite Sirah
 Lodi 2006
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
81
LANGE TWINS
Petite Sirah
 California 2008
$18.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowLamb
87
LANGTRY
Serpentine Meadow
Petite Sirah
 Guenoc Valley 2006
$40.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
88
LAVA CAP
Granite Hills Reserve
Petite Sirah
 El Dorado 2006
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
83
LAVA CAP
Reserve
Petite Sirah
 El Dorado 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowBeef/Lamb
91
MIRO
Petite Sirah
 Dry Creek Valley; Sonoma County 2007
$23.00
GV
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
87
OLD CREEK RANCH
Branham. Obsidian Vineyard.
Petite Sirah
 Napa Valley 2007
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
89
PARDUCCI
True Grit
Petite Sirah
 Mendocino County 2006
$30.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
83
PEDRONCELLI
Petite Sirah
 Dry Creek Valley 2006
$15.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
84
RETRO
Old Vine
Petite Sirah
 Howell Mountain 2006
$45.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
88
ROCK WALL
Petite Sirah
 Dry Creek Valley 2007
$22.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
85
ROCK WALL
Petite Sirah
 Mendocino County 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
90
ROSENBLUM
Reserve. Rockpile Road Vineyard.
Petite Sirah
 Rockpile 2007
$45.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeSpicy Dishes
88
ROSENBLUM
Pato Vineyard
Petite Sirah
 Contra Costa County 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
86
ROSENBLUM
Kick Ranch
Petite Sirah
 Sonoma County 2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
86
ROSENBLUM
Heritage Clones
Petite Sirah
 California 2007
$18.00
GV
Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
83
ROSENBLUM
Pickett Road
Petite Sirah
 Napa Valley 2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeSpicy Dishes
82
SEVEN ARTISANS
Clayton Road Ranches
Petite Sirah
 Suisun Valley 2007
$18.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
86
SILKWOOD
Stanislaus County
Petite Sirah
  2007
$39.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
88
SUMMERS
Petite Sirah
 Napa Valley 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
87
TRINITAS
Old Vine
Petite Sirah
 Lodi 2006
$22.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink NowSpicy Dishes
91
TRUE VINE
Petite Sirah
 California 2006
$38.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
87
TRUE VINE
Estate
Petite Sirah
 El Dorado County 2007
$28.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
87
URSA
Shell Creek Vineyards
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2006
$22.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
85
URSA
Old Vines Reserve. Shell Creek Vineyard.
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2006
$30.00
Very Limited AvailabilityAgeBeef/Lamb
85
URSA
Vineyard Blend
Petite Sirah
 California 2006
$16.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
84
URSA
Naggiar Vineyards
Petite Sirah
 Sierra Foothills 2006
$22.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeBeef/Lamb
84
VICTOR HUGO
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2007
$22.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeLamb
91
VINA ROBLES
Jardine
Petite Sirah
 Paso Robles 2007
$26.00
Limited AvailabilityAgeSpicy Dishes
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Tasting Note View

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Rating System

THREE STARS:(95-98 points) An exceptional wine. Worth a special search of the market.

TWO STARS:(91-94 points) A highly distinctive wine. Likely to be memorable.

ONE STAR:(87-90 points) Fine example of a type or style of wine. Without notable flaws.

Note: Wines not marked with stars are often delightful wines. Each has unique virtues and any of these wines may be the best wine to serve your needs based on value, availability or for your dining and taste preferences.

95-98 3 Stars
91-94 2 Stars
87-90 1 Star
80-86 Wines of varying quality and value. See tasting notes for details.
70-79 Flawed wines to be avoided.

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Ageworthiness

Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.

Not suitable for drinking.

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Food & Wine Pairings

Soft and fruity wine Quaffable by itself or with light foods.

Crisp white. Medium acid and dry. Fish or delicate flavored foods.

Mellow white. Dry to slightly sweet. Enough acid for white meats.

Full and balanced dry white. Try with rich seafood and fowl dishes.

Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats.

Medium Red. Balanced, good depth, medium tannin. Beef and lamb.

Robust Red. Full tannin, intense flavors. For highly spiced meat dishes.

Sweet Dessert wine. Enjoyable by itself or with sweet desserts.

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Availability

Generally available in most markets.

Limited production and/or limited geographic distribution.

Very limited availability.