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91 • Concannon 2008 Reserve, Polo Field Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley $35. Cellar Selection.
Deep violet black color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, roasted beet and tomato, dried cherries and earth with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and long, silky spice and mineral finish. A superb petite sirah. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
90 • Herzog 2009 "P.S. Second Edition", Petite Sirah, California $32.
Opaque garnet violet color. Rich crushed raisin and chocolate craisins aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, citrus, pear, and peppery spice snap on the mouthwatering finish. (tasted on Dec-05-2011)
90 • Frey 2010 Biodynamic, Petite Sirah, Redwood Valley$17.50. Best Buy. Certified Organic-Biodynamic-Demeter Certified
Opaque violet black color. Aromas of crispy bacon, chocolate, apple butter, lavender soap, and cranberry coulis with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tangy, spiced apple and nut finish with grassy, hay-like tannins. A nicely styled food wine; serve with rabbit stew or mole. (tasted on Dec-05-2011)
88 • Concannon 2009 Selected Vineyards, Petite Sirah, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of toasted pound cake and nougat and dried sour cherries with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, craisin and blueberry accented finish. Very tasty; a nice burger wine. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
88 • Weinstock 2010 Cellar Select, Petite Sirah, California $20.
Deep violet color. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries and craisins with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, spiced apple, lemon, mineral and nut finish. Pure, balanced and refreshing. (tasted on Dec-05-2011)
87 • Darcie Kent 2008 Madden Ranch, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley $24. Cellar Selection.
Deep violet black color. Dense aromas of spiced mulberry, dried tomato, chocolate nuts, and forest floor with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lightly floral açai, nougat and earth accented finish. Interesting, quite serious, and in need on time. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
86 • Glen Ellen 2009 Petite Sirah, California $10/1.5 L. Best Buy.
Deep purple garnet color. Bold aromas of chocolate covered raisins with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a spicy poached apple and pear accented finish. Tasty and crowd pleasing. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
84 • Save Me, San Francisco 2009 "Drops of Jupiter", Petite Sirah, California $10.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of baked berries, roasted nuts, and peppery spice with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, plum and chocolate toffee finish. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)