Michael David Winery Earthquake Petite Sirah 2011

Petite Sirah from California

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Item No. 131188
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A gigantic mouthful of sinewy tannins, Earthquake Petite is big and generously loaded with dark plum and raspberry flavors. A highway of bittersweet chocolate and tar circle through the sizeable finish. Drink it with rich, hearty food.

Critical Acclaim

"The outstanding 2011 Earthquake Zin (100% Zinfandel; 15,000 cases produced) was aged for 10 months in French oak. Peppery and spicy with plenty of berry fruit (cherries and raspberries) intertwined with dusty, loamy soil, incense and a Provencal garrigue-like note jump from the glass of this impressive wine."
90 Points

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Kerosene - Hopkins, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/11/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Wow, this was good! Inky, chewy, expressive, unique, . Excellent value rivaling much more expensive wines of different varieties.
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m2man - Monroe, WA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/10/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Chocolatey Coco Puff goodness. A great Petite Sirah. Heavy. Velvety. Yummy. Drinks great now (5/14). Drinks better than the 2010 even.
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Four Putt - Madison, AL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/22/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Dark and chewy with a nice finish. Great with beef. Will buy again
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Learn About Michael David Winery

Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 500 acres of premium wine grapes, there is plenty of room for experimentation and innovation. The vineyards are irrigated by the Mokelumne River, which carries crystal-clear water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, depositing minerals into the rich soils upon which 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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