Full Review

Monte De Oro

Monte De Oro
2014 Monte de Oro Vineyard Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.6% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36
Cellar Selection

Monte De Oro
2014 Monte de Oro Vineyard Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.6% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of latex, blackberry jam, raisin toast, and honey with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a hot, medium-long finish with accents of black pepper with harsh tannins and heavy oak flavor. An American oak bomb to cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: latex, blackberry jam, raisin toast, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An American oak bomb to cellar.

The Producer

Monte De Oro Winery

The Producer
35820 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-491-6551

Their Portfolio

89 Monte De Oro 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.1% (USA) $36.00.
85 Monte De Oro 2012 Estate Grown, Merlot, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $32.00.
92 Monte De Oro 2013 "Simplexity" Estate Grown, Temecula Valley 14.1% (USA) $34.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2013 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
96 Monte De Oro 2013 Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.9% (USA) $33.00.
85 Monte De Oro 2015 "Bolle De Oro", Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2010 Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.3% (USA) $80.00.
95 Monte De Oro 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16.4% (USA) $38.00.
88 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate Grown Monte De Oro Vineyard, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $35.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2014 Estate, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.1% (USA) $36.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2014 Cuvée de Oro Estate Grown Red Blend, Temecula Valley 16% (USA) $34.00.
91 Monte De Oro 2012 Vista del Monte Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $80.00.
87 Monte De Oro 2014 Monte de Oro Vineyard Estate Grown, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 16.6% (USA) $36.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2017 Galway Vineyard Estate Grown , Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 13.7% (USA) $23.00.
89 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16.0% (USA) $44.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown , Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $35.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2015 Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.6% (USA) $41.00.
88 Monte De Oro 2015 Monte De Oro Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 14.3% (USA) $38.00.
91 Monte De Oro 2015 Cuvée de Oro Estate Grown Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $33.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2013 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.2% (USA) $85.00.
93 Monte De Oro 2014 Vista Del Monte Vineyard Estate Grown Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 16.1% (USA) $85.00.
94 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 16% (USA) $42.00.
90 Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $34.00.

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.