About Petite Sirah Red Wine

About Petite Sirah Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Petite Sirah

Grgich Hills 2016 Miljenkos Selection Petite Sirah
94 points
$65
Black violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pomegranate, violet, cocoa butter, compressed watermelon, vanilla, and basil with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of rosemary with light oak flavor. A dense and tannic wine with lifted and lively aromatics the balance and satisfy; a stylish pairing for grilled meats.
Vezer Family Vineyard 2019 Cassie Petite Sirah
93 points
$56
Garnet color. Aromas of cast iron blueberry pancakes, cherry danish, mocha, and dried leaves with a full body and a long finish. A tidal wave of black and red fruits merges with the spice cabinet for a provocative Zinfandel-like red wine.
Vezer Family Vineyard 2018 La Salette Estate Petite Sirah
93 points
$100
Ruby color. Aromas of blackberries, pickled strawberries, and cherry cola with a full body and a long hoosier, bbq bark, toast w/ blackberry jam, and dried thyme and sage finish. A roasty, toasty red that drinks indulgently.
Monte De Oro 2017 Estate Grown Monte De Oro Vineyard Petite Sirah
93 points
$40
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of violets, fresh blueberry, blackberry coulis, vanilla, black raspberry jam, and black plum with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of black pepper and eucalyptus with fine, grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A full-bodied, lipsmackingly juicy, ready-to-drink Petite Sirah; pair with a cozy armchair or a hearty meal.
Awards: 2021 Best Petite Syrah
Brecon Estate 2018  Petite Sirah
93 points
$58
Black violet color. Aromas of berry compote with creme anglaise and nuts in dark chocolate with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a silky, distinctive, long hibiscus, black tea, and hints of dried mango finish with light oak flavor. A rich and flavorful Petite Sirah for lovers of bold, fruity, grippy wines.
Akash Winery 2017  Petite Sirah
92 points
$59
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of Damson plum, ripe raspberry, fine tobacco, hints of dark chocolate, purple flowers, sun dried tomato, and Chinese five spice with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish with notes of rooibos tea and hibiscus with a suggestion of oak flavor. Alluring aromas welcome the imbiber to the glass in this concentrated and stylish Petite Sirah.
Monte De Oro 2015 Estate Grown Reserve Monte De Oro Vineyard Petite Sirah
91 points
$90
Dark black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, blackberry, and freshly turned earth with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, intriguing, medium-length finish manifesting notes of dark plum, black pepper, cedar chest, sage, and minerals with grippy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A dark, juicy, and full bodied Petite Sirah with staying power.
Fiftyrow 2018 Silver Dollar Vineyard Petite Sirah
91 points
$60
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, raisin swirl bread, violet, spicy radish, dark chocolate, dried mint, and toasty crepes with a tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, amusing, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. Among the boldest of wines, this Petite Sirah delivers power and juicy purple fruits atop a toasty background of well-executed oak.
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard Petite Sirah
91 points
$32
Dark black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, plum tart, melon sorbet, hints of fruity olives, and mint with a tannic, vibrant, dryish full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of thyme with firm tannins and light oak flavor. A bold, fruity and intriguing Petite Sirah with aging potential.
Sobon Estate 2018 ReZerve Petite Sirah
90 points
$28
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of honey, coconut gelato, white flowers, pickled plums, and vanilla custard with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with light oak flavor. A juicy, jammy modern Petite Sirah that satisfies on its own or will make a fun accompaniment to lamb; Zin lovers need apply!