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Maryhill

Maryhill
2016 Kiona Vineyards, Petite Sirah, Red Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42

Maryhill
2016 Kiona Vineyards, Petite Sirah, Red Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .01%
Black violet color. Aromas of pencil shavings, plump figs and dates, and jerk spices with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long blueberry pie finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. Big oak and sturdy tannins give this wine the oomph it will need to reach its fullest potential in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pencil shavings, plump figs and dates, and jerk spices
Taste Flavor: blueberry pie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Big oak and sturdy tannins give this wine the oomph it will need to reach its fullest potential in the cellar.

The Producer

Maryhill Winery

The Producer
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-1976

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.