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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah 2006
Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah 2006
(search item no. 99605)

PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Rich and intense, this Petite Sirah is a pleasure to drink. It is full of juicy blackberry and plum, which then opens up to elegant floral notes of violet as the tannins start to soften. The wine's structure is further supported through barrel aging in American and French oak from selected artisan coopers, adding to the complexity of the final blend.

This wine pairs beautifully with hearty fare such as rack of lamb and Osso Bucco. The wine's forward fruit ensures immediate enjoyment, but will continue to develop in the bottle over the next five years."

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About Guenoc Estate Vineyards:

Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make "claret of the finest kind known in the country" in her California valley and placed her portrait on her estate produced bottles of wine. Today, the George Watts' portrait of Lillie Langtry has become the famous cameo trademark of Guenoc wines. In 1981, Guenoc Valley was recognized by the federal government as a separate and distinctive viticultural area, the first appellation under single-proprietorship in the United States. Traditional winemaking techniques and utilization of the best of French oak and highest quality stainless steel equipment allow winemaker Malcolm Seibly to create wines which continue to garner championship awards in both national and international competitions.