La Petite Baigneuse

J. A. Balistreri Vineyards

Colorado Petite Sirah 2018

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, cooked strawberries, oak, light vanilla, licorice, spices, earth, light vegetables, turmeric, black pepper and a touch of honeysuckle.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet strawberries, raspberries, lemon peal, black currants, oak, earth, honeysuckle, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very unique Petite Sirah from Colorado. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Rich, dense, opulent and tangy. Concentrated, but fresh.

This Single Vineyard Petite Sirah does not resemble a California Petite Sirah.

Still young and needs five years in the bottle to mature properly, but already very yummy. I really enjoyed the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while.

Good right out of the bottle. Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes are fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 18 days ago

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Buena Vista Winery

Karoly's Selection Petite Sirah 2016

Deep red/almost purple color & rich black fruits flavors with bold tannins. Notes of sugar plums, dark chocolate and black tea. Low acidity and a peppery finish. — 15 days ago

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The Other Howell Mountain Petite Sirah 2012

Glad I had the patience to hold onto this. We were rewarded. — 12 days ago

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Vintage? Thanks
Bryan Kesting

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2012. Beautiful wine!
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Outpost - Brilliant.

Fess Parker

The Big Easy Syrah Blend 2017

Study time 🤓 🍇!! Exploration of Syrah / Shiraz — from Barossa Valley, Australia to Northern Rhône, France to Central Coast, California — with @win_tries_wine and @deked1 on a Saturday afternoon.
Fess Parker, Syrah blend, The Big Easy. From Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA. Vintage 2017. ABV 14.9%. 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache. Juicy black fruit, ripe blueberry, strawberry, cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, leather, vanilla and cedar. Medium- acidity, medium+ tannins, body, high alcohol.
#fessparkersantabarbara #fessparkerbigeasy
— 6 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

Nice photo!
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Thank you @Sharon B ! 🙏🙏

Orin Swift

Machete California Red Blend 2017

Purple hue, ruby rim variation. Strong tearing and extraction.
Ripe black and red fruits on the nose such as plum sauce, candied blackberry, cassis, and black cherry, also sweet baking spices, vanilla, dark chocolate, tobacco, violets, and wet earth.
Balanced, albeit warm, on the palate. Full bodied, intense, heavy mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a long finish.
Orin Swift. Machete. Vintage: 2017. ABV 15.2%. New world blend of Petite Sirah (aka Durif), Syrah, and Grenache.
— 8 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Vanessa D Sounds delicious! Cheers! 🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Vanessa D Sounds delicious! Cheers! 🍷
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@Dawn E. It is delicious, so good solo or with food. Loving this. Cheers to you, too!

Fleur de California

North Coast Petite Sirah 2014

Wow, a really nice Petite Sirah! Medium bodied, dark red in color, a little oakiness with nice fruits and very very smooth. Well deserved after a busy day at work. — 18 days ago

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Enjoy and relax!🍷


Backlit Petite Sirah Blend 2016

From Cris Cherry’s new operation out of Villa Creek in Paso, the Maha wines I believe are all estate fruit. This was surprisingly approachable for such a young petite sirah (didn’t know that was the dominant grape, as it just says “red wine” on the back!). Not surprisingly, this was terrific. The Villa Creek High Road is still my favorite of his, but the Maha wines are definitely worth your time to seek out! — 3 days ago

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Fiddletown Cellars

Petite Sirah 2014

Another day in the pandemic.. another bottle of wine. I purchased a whole case of 2014 Fiddletown Cellars Petite Sirah when I read an article saying this wine was affordable and would age well. Tonight we gave one of those bottles a try... perhaps a bit early, but, even now, the wine is quite nice! It is inky dark. On the nose the slight dark fruit smell is pushed aside by the smell of peppery bay leaves (the greenness may be an indication that wine will be even better with more time). But, as stated, the wine is going down smooth tonight, even with it’s pronounced tannic structure, or is accessible and food friendly. — 6 days ago

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2012

Excellent! Evening Sunday funday opening day 2020 wine! 89% syrah and 11% petite sirah. Decanted for 30 minutes. Drinking very well right now. Tamer dark fruit, bacon fat, charcoal, and cigar flavors. Go Rams! (From an Eagles fan!) — 5 days ago

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Imagery Estate Winery

Shell Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah 2012

Awesome! I’m not sure the cork would have lasted 5 more years as the tasting notes suggested. We got this in our Fall 2017 Club shipment. Rich wine with deep color, very soft tannins, slightly sweet on first taste. — 5 days ago