Full Review

Sola

Sola
2012 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Suisun Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .08%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Sola
2012 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Suisun Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .08%
Dark indigo color. Aromas and flavors of raisins, sour red cherry, cigar smoke, and tar with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a distinctive, medium-long finish imparting elements of dark chocolate with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A enormous red wine that will stand up to any dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raisins, sour red cherry, cigar smoke, and tar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A enormous red wine that will stand up to any dinner.

The Producer

Sola Winery

The Producer
425 Gateway Rd W
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 925-639-1724

Their Portfolio

BR Sola 2015 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
89 Sola 2013 Syrah, Mendocino County 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
BR Sola 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
89 Sola 2012 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Suisun Valley 14.5% (USA) $17.99.
90 Sola 2013 Meritage, Alexander Valley 14.1% (USA) $17.99.

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.