MArch 2, 2019
Petite Sirah I Love you!!!

1. 2014 Orin Swift Machete Napa Valley- blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah & Grenache grapes
The 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Machete finished at 15.7% natural alcohol aged 10 months in 40% new French oak. This wine is telltale opaque bluish/purple with a super nose of barbecue meat & herbs,blackberries, blueberries, white flowers & sweet, dark raspberries in the background. The wine has fabulous texture, great intensity, full-bodied power & a long, long finish. Rated 96 The Wine Advocate (WA)

2. 2013 The Crusher Petite Sirah - Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
This wine displays dark aromas of wild blueberry, black licorice and purple plum. 80% of the wine was aged on French oak promoting notes of caramelized vanilla bean. The remainder of the oak is Hungarian, which enhances characteristic notes of gaminess such as mushroom & tobacco leaf. This deeply expressive wine fills the palate with flavors of blackberry jam & dried cherry, mingling effortlessly with cinnamon bark & molasses. The mouth-coating tannins add structure & complexity to this full-bodied wine, while the 6% Pinot Noir adds a layer of plush, round & supple flavors. Rated 90 & #72 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys of 2017

3. 2007 Turley Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah - Howell Mountain, Napa
Closed, tannic & backward, but enormously concentrated, is inky/purple-tinged. With coaxing, it offers up scents of pepper, incense, blackberries, & crushed rocks, but the wine is extremely tannic & impenetrable. Rated 89-91 WA

4. 2016 Cloud Break Petite Sirah California
Has intense ripe blackberry & plum aromas. Its trademark inky, jammy features are accented by layers of spice & complexity. Notes of toasty oak & vanilla develop on the lengthy finish. Enjoy with rich meat dishes. Total Wine

5. 2016 Jeff Runquist Petite Sirah Salman Vineyard Clarksburg Sierra Foothils
Deep purple color with a bit of a magenta edge. The aroma & bouquet play equal roles in this wine; the bouquet is that of toasted oak with notes of vanilla & dark chocolate & just a whiff of smoke. The aromas of boysenberry, blackberry & marionberry jam are deep & dense without turning earthen. The flavors are juicy & succulent with loads of black currant & creamy sweet oak. The mature fully integrated tannins express themselves as a rich viscous texture that leads to a lingering finish that seems to go on forever. Winery

6. 2014 Sbragia Petite Sirah Teldeschi Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Sonoma
As gamy as foie gras, and just as rich, this 100% varietal wine fills the palate with baked plum, licorice and intense ripe fruit that borders on confected. Soft tannins & supportive oak give it structure & breadth. WE

7. 2013 Bella Petite Sirah Big River Ranch Alexander Valley
This wine begins with dark, brooding earthy aromatics of leather & wild mushrooms. The palette exhibits complex layers of cassis, plum & blueberries. The finish is long & lingering with delightfully approachable tannins. This wine will age wonderfully. Winery