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Corner 103

Corner 103
2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50
Cellar Selection

Corner 103
2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
Opaque black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate sesame candy, butter roasted nuts, and berry fruit leather with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with notes of creme brulee, ground nuts, honeyed apples, and cedar with chewy, dusty, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. An inky, impressively fruity, chewy and tannic petite sirah that will improve with time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chocolate sesame candy, butter roasted nuts, and berry fruit leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of creme brulee, ground nuts, honeyed apples, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Roast Leg of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky, impressively fruity, chewy and tannic petite sirah that will improve with time.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

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.