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Summit Lake

Summit Lake
2013 Sophia Lynn, Petite Sirah, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Summit Lake
2013 Sophia Lynn, Petite Sirah, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Murky deep purple color. Aromas of blueberry pastry, latex, magnolia and carnation, and lavender with a lightly tannic, lively, full body and an elegant, long pomegranate, watermelon, freshly tanned leather, and black thorn plum finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A luxury leather glove of a Petite Sirah with acid built for the long haul.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blueberry pastry, latex, magnolia and carnation, and lavender
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, watermelon, freshly tanned leather, and black thorn plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luxury leather glove of a Petite Sirah with acid built for the long haul.

The Producer

Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
2000 Summit Lake Dr
Angwin, CA 94508
USA
1 707-965-2488

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.