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Brassfield Estate

Brassfield Estate
2013 Volcano Ridge Vineyard, Petite Sirah, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40
Cellar Selection

Brassfield Estate
2013 Volcano Ridge Vineyard, Petite Sirah, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Bright dark opaque violet color. Bright, fruity, jammy woody aromas and flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted nuts with a creamy, tangy, dryish medium-full body and a warming, amusing, carefree finish that shows notes of plum tart, earth, and caramelized bacon with well-integrated, chewy, dusty tannins and heavy oak flavor. A rich, seamless petite sirah with subtle nuances of flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, juicy & smooth & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of plum tart, earth, and caramelized bacon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, seamless petite sirah with subtle nuances of flavor.

The Producer

Brassfield Estate

The Producer
1901 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 1700
Campbell, CA 95008
USA
1 707-998-1895

Petite Sirah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Petite Sirah, which is also spelled as Petite Syrah (or even Petit Sirah) is a California red wine with deep color, rich tannins and a good deal of spice. While a few medium and larger-sized producers in California make Petite Sirah, most examples are from smaller artisan producers. These vintners often emphasize the chocolate and plum flavors as well as the chewy tannins.

As these wines are rugged in nature, these often need a few years after release before they are in ideal drinking condition; five to seven years is generally an ideal time frame for best consumption. Pair Petite Sirah with such foods as grilled lamb, pork roasts, stews and game.