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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009
Jaffurs Thompson Vineyard Petite Sirah 2009
(search item no. 112224)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $30.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Petite Sirah, Thompson Vineyard – This is a very big wine. In its sixth vintage, this wine maintains incredible darkness, power, and purity of fruit. This wine has more tannin and is higher in acid than previous vintages. It has gobs of cherry-berry-dry and black fruit flavors, spice and licorice aromas, and a stick-to-your-lips quality. Four new American, plus 8 neutral barrels were used.
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About Jaffurs Wine Cellars:

Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a new-world independence. It is one of the newest wineries in Santa Barbara County. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, working out of the Central Coast Wine Warehouse in Santa Maria, produced his first wines during the 1994 harvest. During the 1999 harvest, production increased to 2500 cases including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, and Roussanne.