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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road 2003
Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road 2003
(search item no. 78722)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Petite Sirah is bold yet elegant with pepper, currants, blackberry and earth tone spice in the bouquet. Flavors are of ripe dense blackberries, hints of vanilla, currants, black olives, and exotic Asian spices. Bringing Carignane into the blend adds a new, broader and softer dimension along with a hint of rose petal in the bouquet to create an old vine Pickett Road taste experience. While this wine should age for twelve to twenty years, don't miss the opportunity to experience it relatively soon. Pair it with marinated grilled venison, skewered lamb kabobs, or baked ham with honey, clove and peppercorn glaze.

This fine Petite Sirah comes from two vineyards, Keniefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard, that sit right across from each other on Pickett Road at the foot of the Palisades mountains in Northern Napa County. The vines vary in age from 8 to over 100 years old, and are both vertically trellised andhead pruned.

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About Rosenblum Cellars:

Rosenblum Cellars Winery is located in the historic Todd Shipyard Building in the City of Alameda. The picturesque building constructed around 1910 sits right at the edge of San Francisco Bay. Our view is spectacular, and the cooling bay breezes give us natural air conditioning. The grapes for our wines come from over 30 different vineyards located in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Contra Costa County. Many of the vineyards are over 75 years old, head-pruned and dry farmed. The old plow on our labels symbolizes our down-to-earth and natural style of winemaking.