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93 • Ledson 2010 "Old Vine", Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley $44.
Aromas and flavors of berry creme brulee, chocolate almonds, and figs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an elegant, nutty, fine tannin finish. Nice restraint and balance. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
90 • Stanton 2011 Petite Sirah, St. Helena, Napa Valley $45.
Deep purple color. Aromas of creamy mocha, toasted wood, berry pie, and a hint of crisp bacon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and tangy, spiced melon, sour cherry, nutskin, and earth accented finish. A very tasty petite sirah for sipping. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
90 • Niner Wine Estates 2010 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles $33. Cellar Selection.
Purple. Aromas of blackberries, chocolate graham crackers, and a hint of balsamic with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy dried berry, plum, creamy vanilla, smoked nut, and spice finish. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
89 • Hannah Nicole 2010 "Lot 116", Petite Sirah, Contra Costa County $38. Cellar Selection.
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate, prunes, berry pie, and leather with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, tangy dried berry, pepper, cedar, and chocolate nut finish with chewy tannins. Nicely poised for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
86 • Chateau St. Croix 2012 "Buckhunter Red", Petite Sirah, Lake County $19. Cellar Selection.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep purple black color. Dense aromas of delicate potpourri, dried peach, chocolate mint cookie, and spiced strawberries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, nutty, cedary finish with huge wood tannins crowding the view. This requires aging for maximum enjoyment. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)