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Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2016 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Le Vigne
2016 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Black ruby color. Fruity aromas of blackberry jam and raspberry tart with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length dark chocolate, blackened pie crust, and graphite finish with heavy oak flavor. A nice balance of fruit and oak will appeal to lovers of big wine; drink now with rich beef or venison.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam and raspberry tart
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, blackened pie crust, and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice balance of fruit and oak will appeal to lovers of big wine; drink now with rich beef or venison.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

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.