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Rock Wall

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.3%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection
2017 Best Petite Sirah

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16.3%
Dark black garnet color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of berry pie crust, butter roasted nuts, chocolate sesame bar, and cedar spice cabinet with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish displaying suggestions of pomegranate chutney, sandalwood, pepper, and nuts with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and expressive petite sirah for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry pie crust, butter roasted nuts, chocolate sesame bar, and cedar spice cabinet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of pomegranate chutney, sandalwood, pepper, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Short Ribs, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and expressive petite sirah for all occasions.

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.