Turley Pesenti Petite Sirah 2006
Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California
Alcohol By Volume: 16.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
"The 2006 Petite Sirah Pesenti is one of the great ones I tasted in this vintage. Inky bluish/purple to the rim with notes of camphor, incense, blueberry, blackberry, crushed rocks, and acacia flowers, this wine is pure, rich, full-bodied, and massively endowed. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 20-25 years.
The Wine Advocate
"Saturated ruby. Brooding aromas of black fruits, pepper, mocha, truffle and tree bark. Fat, thick, full and sweet; a powerful wine with impressive volume and huge black fruit flavors. Finishes very long, with thoroughly ripe tannins."
International Wine Cellar
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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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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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