Vina Robles Petite Sirah 2009
Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
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
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 grapes for this vintage were hand picked and sorted for quality in the
vineyard. the final blend was chosen after numerous tasting sessions. The grapes from the Jardine vineyard contribute dense, dark fruit with great tannin structure. The Creston Valley Vineyard adds touches of minerality, while Huerhuero adds dark color, fresh berry aromas and spicy characteristics. a percentage of Syrah from Cammatta Hills brings flesh and body to the blend. together, they create a wine displaying complexity, structure and balance.
"Glass-staining purple. Exotic perfume of blackberry, blueberry, star anise, violet and musky herbs. Sweet and velvety, offering vivid dark berry flavors accented by floral and cracked pepper qualities. Gains weight and power with air but maintains an energetic personality, finishing with very good clarity and spicy persistence."
International Wine Cellar
Big & Bold
Pork > Sausage
A remarkable value, this big and bold California wine presents luscious fruit with strong notes of berry, licorice, a hint of anise and a long finish and delightful elegance.
There's nothing subtle about this wine. Petite Sirah is one of those wines that when I decide I am in the mood, I won't drink anything else until I get one. This is a great, well done Petite Sirah, and includes everything you love about the grape. Deep, dark berry and cooked fruit flavors; blueberry pie, and crushed violets. There is a peppery spice note that follows through the finish. A great bottle of wine.
Big & Bold
What a value. Let it breath and it is a nice Petite for under $20. Dark and rich with flavor. I have no problem serving to anyone
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Vina Robles is the realization of a long-held dream. It is the collaboration of international talents and recognition of an area of exceptional viticultural promise. It began as the world-wide search by Hans Nef, a Swiss restaurateur and developer, for the perfect place to grow Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.
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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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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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