Tag Archives: Petite Sirah

Petite Petit 2015

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Michael David Wines, $18

Cost Plus World Market, 12.99 (sale)/18.99 (regular)

Total Wine & More, $14.79

Aaron: I love both these varietals so I was really excited for this bottle.  The smell was full with lots of dark fruits and black licorice.  Oakiness rounded out the nose and led to some very noticeable tannins.  The flavor was pretty good with raspberry and a continuation of the licorice, followed by vanilla on the finish.  This is a good bottle and enjoyable based on what I’d expect from these types of grapes but admittedly it’s not the greatest for these varietals.  90 points

Teri: Cute name based on the blend of two “petite/petit” grapes (85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot). Typically these grapes are smaller, which is why they are called petite, and carry more intense flavors. On this wine, I smelled mostly red berries with some vanilla and lavender. When sipping this wine, I put it on the heartier side of medium bodied with flavors of leather, dark red berries, and some bell pepper (plus noticeable oak). Semi-chalky tannins the deeper I got into my glass. This wine would be better with food; hearty meat dishes and pasta with red sauces. 89 points

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The Bellhop Petite Sirah 2014

Lot 18, $17


Aaron:  This has a floral nose with dark, dry wood and thorny berries.  The flavor is pretty big with lots of thick tar, tobacco, and leather.  Some black molasses and hints of berries follow but this is really best for those who don’t want a very fruit-forward wine.  90 points

Teri: Leather and black current on the nose. A night blend of pepper, fruit and blueberry leather (if there is even such a thing). 88 points. 

Daytripper Petite Sirah 2014

img_0329Lot 18, $18/bottle

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Aaron:  The nose on this bigger red smelled like muddied tree bark with damp rocks and mushrooms.  The flavor was large and smooth with mild tannins and mostly fruity flavors like I’d expect from the varietal.  The finish featured some black fruit crushed on granite.  90 points

Teri: Bright red fruits on the nose with juicy rasberries and blackberries following on the taste. There was noticable oak throughout and a small hint of plum. I would classify this bottle as having medium tannins with a slight bite but overall smooth. 88 points 

Elder Rock Petite Syrah 2013

Elder Rock Petite SyrahPurchased from World Market, $14.99

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Aaron: Charcoal on the nose set the tone for a consistently earthy bottle.  The black granite flavor was a bit chalky with a few red fruits, mostly raspberry.   A hint of oak and velvety vanilla rounded this out a bit but rock was the predominant feature.  89 points

Teri: This is a hearty red that would stand up well with rich sauces, red meat, and cheeses. I tasted mostly rich spicy and oaky flavors with dark plum and smooth oak on the finish. Noticeable tannins add to the body of the wine and lay down smooth leaving beautiful flavors without harshness on the swallow. 91 points 

 

Edmeades Petite Sirah 2012

Edmeades Petite Syrah 2012Write up by Wine Enthusiast

Purchased from Edmeades Tasting Room, $35


Aaron: Licorice was an unexpected participant on the mildly full, black nose of this Petite Sirah which also sported dark oak and vine-covered wooden fence posts.  Heavy tannins make their presence known along the sides of your tongue, which force the flavor to be dry but still very full and satisfying.  I wish I could taste more of the flavor to be honest, there’s lots of berry and vanilla with chocolate and silver but the chalky tannins make it hard for those flavors to break through.  89 points

Teri: Big and Bold. This wine stands up to your big hearty meals and other bold savory flavors. I could smell dark forest berries with a hint of chocolate on the nose than on first sip – prominent flavors of blueberry compote with plum and baking soda on the finish. Strong and long lasting flavor but a bit chalky tannins at the start. The wine smoothed out further as the evening went on. I suggest aerating it for at least an hour before enjoying this wine. 90 points