Ravenswood has a long, storied history with Petite Sirah. Planted
by California's earliest winemakers, the varietal was traditionally
used as a blending grape. Although Petite Sirah thrived, it fell out of
popularity after Prohibition and was rarely given a chance to stand
on its own as a varietal. Joel Peterson began experimenting with the
grape in 1976 and with the 2006 vintage he debuted the Vintners
Blend Petite Sirah to rave reviews.
The 2008 Vintners Blend Petite Sirah is full-bodied and powerful
with black fruit, cherry, plum, and notes of chocolate. Well-structured
tannins will allow for aging, but the wine's concentrated fruit flavors
and mouth-filling palate make it an ideal wine for enjoying now.
Ravenswood Petite Sirah is delicious for everyday drinking.