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96 • Anaba 2010 Teldeschi Vineyard Home Ranch, Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley $38. Cellar Selection.
Inky violet color paints the glass. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate mint cookie and blackberry yogurt with a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, concentrated finish with chewy tannins. A spot-on petite sirah with great depth and purity. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
89 • Naughty NV Petite Sirah, Napa Valley $30. Cellar Selection.
Garnet charcoal gray color. Floral aromas of stewed berries, chocolate cherry, cedar, smoked meat, and spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spiced apple and nut driven finish with chewy coating tannins. Solid. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
89 • Harlow Ridge 2011 Petite Sirah, Lodi $9.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas of vanilla fondant, chocolate strawberries and blueberries with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and tangy,sour cherry jam, apple and nut brittle accented finish. A fruity crowd pleasing zinfandel-like red that is sure to be a hit at parties. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
88 • Green Truck 2010 Petite Sirah, Mendocino County $13.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Deep garnet color. Aromas of berries, praline and spice with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a cedar, grilled apple and a mineral accented finish. Solid and fruit driven. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
88 • Ledson 2009 "Old Vine", Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley $44. Cellar Selection.
Garnet black color. Aromas of floral beeswax, mocha cream, and berry compote with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and smoky mineral, nut and dried currant accented finish. A rich textured petite sirah for the table; pair with game. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
88 • HandCraft 2011 Petite Sirah, California $14.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Rich aromas of roasted coffee bean, cocoa, and spicy berry pie with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a chewy chocolate craisin and leafy earth finish. A spot on sippable petite sirah. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
87 • Wild Hare NV Petite Sirah, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas of berry pie and nougat with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry and craisin finish. A nice chewy table wine or sipper. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
86 • Ledson 2009 "Old Vine", Petite Sirah, Redwood Valley $42. Cellar Selection.
Violet black color. Aromas of boysenberry pie a la mode and nougat with a supple fruity-et-dry medium-to-full body and a twig, grilled apple and mineral finish with firm, chewy tannins. A nice food friendly petite sirah. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
86 • Masked Rider 2011 Petite Sirah, California $12.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas of vanilla, toffee, cherry, and frosted graham cracker with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an green apple, melon and pomegranate finish with firm, coating tannins. Give this some time. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
86 • Concannon 2008 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley $40.
Inky violet color. Aromas of stewed okra, caraway, sweet yams, and berries in sour cream with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a savory vegetable, cherry, tobacco and spice driven finish. A boldly different petite sirah to try with exotic game. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
84 • Three Coins 2009 Betsy's Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Sonoma County $28.
Garnet color. Aromas of stewed berries, peppery spice and roasted Brussels sprouts with a supple, dryish medium body and a firm, woody tannin finish. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)
82 • Crane Lake 2011 Petite Sirah, California $6.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Odd aromas of sweet beets, cajeta, and stewed strawberries with a with soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart cherry pit and parchment finish. (tasted on Jan-07-2013)