Full Review

Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain
2015 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Cedar Mountain
2015 Ghielmetti Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
Nearly opaque deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of conditioned leather, dried berries, waxy honeycomb, and dried flowers with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, relaxed finish with notes of blackberry custard, nut brittle, and cedar with well-integrated, silky tannins. A nuanced and attractive petite sirah that is drinking beautifully now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: conditioned leather, dried berries, waxy honeycomb, and dried flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blackberry custard, nut brittle, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Gnocchi Bolognese, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nuanced and attractive petite sirah that is drinking beautifully now.

The Producer

Cedar Mountain Winery

The Producer
10843 Reuss Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-373-6636

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.