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Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2017 Little Block, Petite Sirah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
2017 Little Block, Petite Sirah, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Garnet black color. Aromas of pot roast, smoked almonds, and date syrup with a round, off-dry medium-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length vanilla-sandalwood finish. A bold, savory-sweet wine to serve with spicy fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pot roast, smoked almonds, and date syrup
Taste Flavor: vanilla-sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, savory-sweet wine to serve with spicy fare.

The Producer

Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

The Producer
10277 E Rock Creek Ln
Pearce, AZ 85625
USA
1 520-824-2500

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.