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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Consilience Petite Sirah 2001
Consilience Petite Sirah 2001
(search item no. 76647)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The only thing Petite about this wine is the profit margin. This is again a huge, concentrated and inky wine carrying on the tradition of the original. There are subtle hints of tobacco leaves and other earthy flavors, but the thrust of this wine is its up front delivery of gobs of dark, rich berry flavors. There are firm, but not overly aggressive tannins that give the wine great structure, but not so much that you have to get up and dust yourself off after a sip. This wine will continue to improve with a couple more years of bottle age.
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About Consilience:

Consilience was founded in 1999 when after years of planning the aspirations of two couples became a small reality. There of course is a long story, but the short of it began when winemaker Brett Escalera, his wife Monica, and the two of us, Tom and Jodie Daughters all met back in 1990 with many common values and interests. Wine and the lifestyle surrounding it were of particular interest to us, and after years of planning, education and good old fashioned perseverance Consilience started with a small production of 1997 Syrah from Santa Barbara County.

Our production has grown, but we remain a small producer of premium wines loosely focused around the typical Rhone varietals. It all starts with the grapes, and we have been fortunate to establish relationships with some of the best vineyards and growers around Santa Barbara County, from whom we purchase most of our fruit. This has been pivotal in our quest to reliably produce the big, intense wines that have defined our style.