Brass Tacks North Coast Petite Sirah 2008

Petite Sirah from North Coast, California

$20.00 $12.99
Save $7.01
Item No. 102483
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Let's get down to brass tacks. This Petite Sirah is about the purity of the varietal flavors and California terroir. Brass Tacks Petite Sirah is an opulent wine with flavors of blackberry, plums, vanilla and hints of black pepper and well-integrated tannins lead to a smooth, balanced finish. This is a classic Petite Sirah with big fruit flavors and tannins that the variety is known for. The North Coast is defined by its cool maritime air, morning fog and high elevations and higher than average rainfall that leads to optimum growing conditions. Petite Sirah, also known as Durif in Europe, is a varietal initially developed in France. When introduced in California in the late 1800s, many winemakers mistook it for a clone of Syrah, which led to the name Petite Sirah.

The tannins in Petite Sirah make it a very food friendly wine. Try with grilled steak, barbeque, pork chops and strong cheeses.

Gold Medal - Brass Tacks Petite Sirah was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2011 International Winemaker Challenge competition after being reviewed by a panel of acclaimed winemakers.

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Peter Bradley - Walnut Creek, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I'm a fan of Petite Sirah and they are not always easy wines to find. Nice smell of berries up front and inky dark in the glass. The wine has nice pepper, plum and berries on the palate and not overly tannic on the long finish. A really nicely balanced PS.
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Rating:
(1/30/2013)
3 1/2 stars, but cannot beat the price. A gooood wine.
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Ruth - Danville, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/20/2013)
I did not care for this the first time we opened it. Very "puckery". I think I ended up using it in chili. I am going to hold it another year and see if that helps.
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Rating:
(11/23/2011)
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Brass Tacks wines reflects the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through. Brass Tacks produces wines that capture the unique essence of the...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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