Full Review

Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2012 Le Mur de Roche, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.3% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection

Rock Wall
2012 Le Mur de Roche, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.3% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Complex aromas of marinated dates, toasted raisin bread, fine leather, and smoky charred oak with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, complex, medium-long vanilla bean, fresh dill, grilled berries, and juicy bacon finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A super satisfying petite syrah to win over your guests with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: marinated dates, toasted raisin bread, fine leather, and smoky charred oak
Taste Flavor: vanilla bean, fresh dill, grilled berries, and juicy bacon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super satisfying petite syrah to win over your guests with.

The Producer

Rock Wall Wine Co.

The Producer
2301 Monarch St, Bldg 24
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
1 510-522-5700

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.