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Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine Company
2016 Special Reserve, Petite Sirah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Pillsbury Wine Company
2016 Special Reserve, Petite Sirah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of tar, plum tart, vanilla-caramel, black pepper, sage, and incense with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of chocolate genache, red velvet cake, and coconut with light oak flavor. A peppery, spicy Petite Sirah that will find a match with grilled lamb.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: tar, plum tart, vanilla-caramel, black pepper, sage, and incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate genache, red velvet cake, and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peppery, spicy Petite Sirah that will find a match with grilled lamb.

The Producer

Pillsbury Wine Co., LLC

The Producer
4109 E Via Estrella
Phoenix, AZ 85028
USA
1 310-508-3348

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.