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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30
Cellar Selection

Lawer Estates
2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Opaque black garnet color. Toasty, oaky aromas and flavors of ghee, roasted coffee beans nuts, and schmaltz chocolate chip cookie with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of berry tart, ground nuts, coffee, and earth with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid petite sirah that will stand up to a juicy steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ghee, roasted coffee beans nuts, and schmaltz chocolate chip cookie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry tart, ground nuts, coffee, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Lamb Chops, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid petite sirah that will stand up to a juicy steak.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1105
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-331-3728

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.