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Gordon Estate

Gordon Estate
2016 Hands-on Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59.99

Gordon Estate
2016 Hands-on Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of wild blueberry, fresh bouquet, thyme, juniper, and violet with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of coconut cream with firm tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. This is most definitely Colombia Valley’s Petite Sirah; fresh mountain fruit, delicate herbs, and juicy appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: wild blueberry, fresh bouquet, thyme, juniper, and violet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of coconut cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Duck Breast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is most definitely Colombia Valley's Petite Sirah; fresh mountain fruit, delicate herbs, and juicy appeal.

The Producer

Gordon Estate

The Producer
671 Levey Road
Pasco, WA 99301
USA
1 509-547-6331

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.