Full Review

Cloud Break

Cloud Break
2018 Barrel Reserve, Petite Sirah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy

Cloud Break
2018 Barrel Reserve, Petite Sirah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas of candied bacon and mixed berry jelly with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, relaxed oak chips, cigarillo, and milk chocolate finish with moderate oak flavor. A solid welcome to Petite Sirah with dark fruit and powerful tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: candied bacon and mixed berry jelly
Taste Flavor: oak chips, cigarillo, and milk chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid intro Petite Sirah with dark fruit and powerful tannins.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
101 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 350
Larkspur, CA 94939
USA
1 559-638-3544

Their Portfolio

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88 Austerity 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
BR Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $16.99. - Bronze Medal
88 Austerity 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $.00.
90 Austerity 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
90 Austerity 2018 Chardonnay, Arroyo Secco 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
88 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $16.00.
BR Black Cloud 2018 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Buttercup 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Buttercup 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Buttercup 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $9.00.
87 Centerpiece 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Cloud Break 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Cloud Break 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cloud Break 2019 Winemaker’s Reserve Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Reserve, Petite Sirah, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
BR Cloud Break 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.5% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Creamery 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Day Owl 2018 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Day Owl 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
87 Day Owl 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
90 Exitus 2017 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend, California 15.9% (USA) $19.99.
87 Fireband 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Fireband 2017 Barrel Reserve, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Firebrand 2018 Reserve, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Firebrand 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
85 Gravelly Ford 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Gravelly Ford 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $.00.
87 Harken 2018 Barrel-Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Harken 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
91 Harken 2019 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
88 Harken 2019 Barrel-Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
92 Intercept 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.00.
91 Intercept 2017 Red Blend, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2018 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $19.00.
85 Intercept 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2019 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
89 Line 39 2017 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.75% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Line 39 2017 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
85 Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2016 Excursion Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
90 Line 39 2018 Petite Sirah, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Line 39 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Line 39 2018 Petite Sirah, California 14.5% (USA) $10.00.
85 Line 39 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
86 Line 39 2018 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
86 Line 39 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
89 Line 39 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Line 39 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $10.00.
87 Line 39 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
85 Line 39 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Magna Terra 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Robert Hall 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $12.99.
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89 Robert Hall 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
89 Robert Hall 2016 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Root Cause 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Root Cause 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.

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.