Ramblin' Man Petite Sirah 2007
Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California
- red wine
- Big & Bold
- 14.6% abv
Opaque dark purple color with aromas of violets and blueberry pie with a hint of menthol. Sweet and jammy blueberry flavors dominate the palate with silky tannins smoothing out the lengthy, warm finish. The wine was aged for an extended time in new and neutral French oak barrels.
This full-bodied wine will compliment roast duck, venison, pot roast, and other meats.
Ramblin' Man Winery
Outlier Wine Co. produces a wide-ranging roster of distinctive wines, from proprietary red and white blends - Lucky and White Wedding - to varietal bottlings. Lucky and White Wedding have consistently been among the most popular boutique red and white wines on Wine.com. Other wines produced by Outlier Wine Co. include Carefree, Character, Chardonnais, Chez Blanc, Commitment, Dearest, Formidable, Funkytown, High Stakes, Midnight Oil, Noiro, Outlier, Ramblin’ Man, Red 7, Sachem, Summercloud, and Sunlight. Derek Rohlffs is Outlier Wine Co.'s Proprietor & Winemaker and the winery is located on Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
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About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable Facts Grape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
1 rating, 1 with review
- Big & Bold
- Pair With
This was a nice little surprise. I ordered this along with 20 or so other wines. Put it in the cellar and my wife got it out tonight to go with a Filet and Bone-in Ribeye I'm grilling. Stood alone nicely, the winemaker's notes of a warm finish are spot on. The blueberry notes are strong while tight, but settle as this wine opens. You will get a completely different nose and taste once your meal begins. This carries itself much bolder than most Petite Syrahs, I highly recommend giving it a try. Especially if you're a Paso Robles region fan. Not sure where he's growing/procuring his grapes, but my guess is Paso just based on the texture and taste. We're fans. :) Cheers.
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
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.