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Frey

Frey
2019 Organic, Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Frey
2019 Organic, Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Dark ruby-garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of caramel cake, citrus, fruit leather, lilac, and tomato leaf with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long finish manifesting impressions of dried cranberry, blueberry cobbler, ground pepper, and butter cookie with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, appetizing Petite Sirah sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: caramel cake, citrus, fruit leather, lilac, and tomato leaf
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of dried cranberry, blueberry cobbler, ground pepper, and butter cookie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Peking Duck, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, appetizing Petite Sirah sipper.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

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.