Archive | Petite Sirah

2010 Elyse Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Wine Review: 2010 Elyse Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The exertion of a particular sense of place could not be more specific than it is when Petite Sirah is grown in Napa compared to more rustic terroir like Mendocino, Paso Robles and even Sonoma to a certain degree. This wine is fortunate enough to possess that quality. Immediately after opening, this wine exudes a […]

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Wine Review: 2009 V. Sattui Napa Valley Petite Sirah

This wine is produced from 86-year old vines coming from Allias Vineyard in the Rutherford sub-AVA of Napa Valley and everything about it is wonderful.  It is the essence of wine that I taste in my dreams. Yes, I dream about wine and usually it is red. The magnitude of the avalanche of fruit aromas […]

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Wine Review: 2009 McCay Paisley Lodi California Red Blend

In Lodi, some wines are real diamonds that are sometimes forgotten or were never discovered in the first place. This wine confirms Lodi has got it going on. I love the blend of these two Lodi specialties—Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. This wine Paisley delivers on a grand scale in the key of E for excellent. […]

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2009 Artezin Garzini Ranch Mendocino County Petite Sirah

The Talmage Bench in Mendocino County has developed a distinctive identity in the fruit of various varietals grown there. Most noticeable is the elegance this particular location can lend to the Petite Sirah fruit that is grown there. This wine has to be the prettiest, polished, sit up straight and mind your manners Petite Sirah […]

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2008 Hess Collection “Allomi” Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Excellent wine, but give this one a little air before a swirl and sniff or you will be questioning whether or not you want to drink it. At first, I thought I had a rinse problem with my glass washer but after sniffing a couple of other glasses from the same load, it was apparent […]

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2007 Artezin Mendocino County Petite Sirah

A really good Petite Sirah made by the legendary Petite Sirah wizard of Mt. Veeder Randle Johnson, Artezin is one of the wineries in the Hess Collection group. Randle splits his time between Artezin and consulting at Colume, another Hess property in Salta, Argentina. Depth of aroma is reminiscent of the fruit that used to […]

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