Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Petite Sirah.

Draconis 2009 Petite Sirah

December 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Draconis 2009 Petite Sirah A dark berry and spearmint nose. It’s not a sultry, dark, ruby colored P.S. It’s something else. Acids jump out on the front of you palate. Bold, round but chalky tannins lay on your palate like a 100 lb. golden lab that thinks she’s a lap dog. A spicy acidity comes […]

Three Wine Company 2010 Petite Sirah

September 29th, 2014 | No Comments

Three Wine Company 2010 Petite Sirah Dark and inky. Its a “hold it to the light and marvel” sort of color. The nose is filled with blueberries and a hint of wild sage. Big round tannins envelop the tongue quickly. Some interesting bitters stop by to fool around. I have had my tongue wrapped in […]

Helwig 2012 Petite Sirah

September 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2012 Petite Sirah The nose is warm and oaky. The bright strawberries are enticing behind the wood. Such a welcoming tone. The palate is greeted by more strawberries, leather notes and an air of cedar. What a great start. It jumps on your palate and feels as if it cleans your tongue as if […]

Heritage Oak 2012 Zinhead

September 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Heritage Oak 2012 Zinhead A Zin and Petite Sirah blend (75/25) makes for a very interesting story for your nose. The plum notes are typical. That’s the Zin talking. This blend however adds bright cherry tones offering something different all together. High spices intrigue the palate as the round tannins envelop your mouth. I thought this […]

Spenker 2010 Petite Sirah

September 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Spenker 2010 Petite Sirah Slightly inky. Almost looks chewy. A subtle nose but I found black berries and raspberries. I have to admit, I had to fight to find them. Elusive. She’s a bit shy, especially for a PS. Tart, round tannins rule the palate but in an underwhelming sort of way. At 14+% this is not […]

Borjón 2012 Petite Sirah Reposado

August 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Borjón 2012 Petite Sirah Reposado A deep purple tint to this juice. It’s pretty! Looks big sitting in the glass. Smells of cedar and spice. Slightly tart right in the middle of your tongue. It gives you a big hug. Squeezes right on top and in the middle. Interesting experience. Tannins are robust and milky. […]

Spellbound 2012 Petite Sirah

June 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Spellbound 2012 Petite Sirah Common but no less awesome dark inky color. Oaky, blueberries are anything but subtle.  Some spices as soon as it hits your tongue and then it lies heavy. Some sour tannins once it gets to the back of your palate. A bumpy experience. Continues through the finish. A bit unsettled. Retail: $15.99 […]

Vina Robles 2010 Petite Sirah

May 21st, 2014 | No Comments

Vina Robles 2010 Petite Sirah This little rascal is dark and mysterious. Smells full and jammy. Boysenberries and currant notes make it enticing. Some big chalky tannins will make sure you know you got the whole thing. Not looking to be complex but delivers a nice long finish. Retail: $26 http://www.vinarobles.com (K&S Rating: 4 of […]

Abundance 2009 Abundantly Rich Red Blend

April 26th, 2014 | No Comments

Abundance 2009 Abundantly Rich Red Blend Lots of assorted red fruit notes.  I found the strawberries to be particularly “abundant.”  I know, that was too easy huh?  Secondary oak acts as a backdrop.  This Carignane, Zin & PS blend is quite the combo.  Like three Great Danes that thing they are lap dogs.  Big aromas. […]

Borra Vineyards 2011 47.5° Red Wine 2011

March 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Borra Vineyards 2011 47.5° Red Wine 2011 Cherry and mint notes are pretty easy to identify in this interesting blend. Acid driven. Fruit structure is slightly tart which is welcomed as it spreads out on your palate. Solid tannins definitely make it an “E” ticket ride.  The adventure is substantial.  Good juice… tough price point. […]