Collier Falls Petite Sirah 2016, Dry Creek
This elegant Petite Sirah displays a dark purple color with aromas of blueberry and plum. On the palate the wine shows complex layers of dark fruit with hints of white pepper spice. Soft tannins and a touch of toasty oak create a wonderful mouthfeel and a silky finish. 82 cases produced.
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Trentadue La Storia Petite Sirah 2017, Alexander Valley$29.00Add to cart
The 2017 La Storia Petite Sirah was made by blending together most of Trentadue’s best blocks of Petite Syrah including some Zinfandel and Syrah.
Petite Sirah grapes are very sensitive to dry weather conditions which were exaggerated this year due to our deficit irrigation practices. The 2017 Petite Sirah berries were very small and slightly dehydrated resulting in an impressive wine with very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa, slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla-contribution of the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. Longevity, if stored properly, is one of the virtues of this variety and it will give you the most enjoyment in 5-8 years.
Bonny Doon Cigare du Volant 2014$55.00Add to cart
Starting in late 1954 people throughout France began reporting UFO sightings. The sightings were popularized by heavy media attention, and became a concern for the citizens of France. The most common shape of the crafts reported were cigar shaped, called “Cigare Volant.” The people of Chateauneuf du Pape were so concerned by the sightings and the effects the UFOs may have on their wine, that the mayor banned the UFOs from landing in their vineyards. Tipping his hat to this story and the famous wine, Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards named his Chateauneuf style wine Le Cigare Volant. The 30th Anniversary release of this, their flagship wine. A beautiful wine—dark and mulberry in color as in nose. One scents cool loamy earth with suggestions of raspberries and Damson plums. I do so love the largely Grenache vintages of Cigare; there’s an unmistakable spiciness to them—orange peel, cinnamon and black pepper. Grenache is not just about fragrance however; any synesthete worth his/her Maldon salt will know that the scent of Grenache is in part highly textural—soft and velveteen. And sure enough, on the palate the wine is also an essence of velours. “Exceptional” – Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences | “The classic Rhone-ish expression of Randall Grahm's fascination with wines of personality, the blend here is 55% grenache, 25% syrah, 16% mourvèdre, 4% cinsault. I have tasted many older versions of this wine and this one is set up to age a long time.” 93 Points – Wine Enthusiast.
Trentadue La Storia Petite Sirah 2016, Alexander Valley$29.00Add to cart
The 2016 La Storia Petite Sirah was made by blending together most of our best blocks of Petite Sirah with some Zinfandel and Syrah. It has a very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blueberries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa and slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla, which is contribution from the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. This wine will definitely age well and if stored properly it will give you the most enjoyment in 3-6 years.