Guenoc California Petite Sirah 2009

Petite Sirah from California

$20.00 $10.29
Save $9.71
Item No. 108159
  • red wine
  • WE87
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Winemaker's Notes

The California Petite Sirah jumps out of the glass with aromas of blueberry, blackberry and red cherry. In the mouth, the wine is bright and fruity, with a touch of earthiness and oak revealing a long smooth finish. Pair this wine with burgers , barbeque and meaty tomato sauce-based pasta dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a fine young Petite Sirah, with the accent on young. You could drink it now for the lush, dry berry, cherry, currant, chocolate and spice flavors, but it’s pretty tannic, and has that immature primary fruit taste that strongly suggests cellaring. After all, it is a Petite Sirah. Better after 2009."
87 Points

Learn About Guenoc Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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