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Burning Tree Cellars

Burning Tree Cellars
2015 Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Burning Tree Cellars
2015 Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Deep purple color. Creamy aromas and flavors of caramel gelato, chocolate nuts, red berry tart, and potting soil with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying overtones of sweet and peppery spices, vanilla, and nuts with chewy, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely creamy petite sirah.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: caramel gelato, chocolate nuts, red berry tart, and potting soil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of sweet and peppery spices, vanilla, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Roast Leg of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely creamy petite sirah.

The Producer

Burning Tree Cellars

The Producer
1040 N Main St
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
USA
1 928-649-8733

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.