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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%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

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%
Opaque black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate molasses, dark chocolate blackberries, spiced tea, and tobacco with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish revealing notes of cranberry-coconut custard pie, cherry gum and cola, pink peppered tangerines and pears, and spiced dried fruits and nuts with dusty, earthy tannins. A rich and concentrated California red wine for fans of big flavors and bold meaty pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pomegranate molasses, dark chocolate blackberries, spiced tea, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry-coconut custard pie, cherry gum and cola, pink peppered tangerines and pears, and spiced dried fruits and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Leg Of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and concentrated California red wine for fans of big flavors and bold meaty pairings.

The Producer

Corner 103

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

Their Portfolio

86 Corner 103 2012 Merlot, Alexander Valley 13.8% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2013 Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley 13.9% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
92 Corner 103 2012 Sonoma County, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $25.00.
88 Corner 103 2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
84 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
95 Corner 103 2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
89 Corner 103 2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Corner 103 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.6% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2015 Vernaccia, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Corner 103 2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
94 Corner 103 2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 15.5% (USA) $50.00.

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.