This was Petite Sirah from Lake County. The photo was from when and where I drank the wine. Almost an exact match with the bottle art…
Black, purple color. A heady and complex aroma in the nose. Earth, horse and mint family herbs. Coffee maybe too. Flavors are full and balanced. Coffee, licorice and more herbs of the Italian vein. Some tobacco too. Fruit is subdued. Plenty of tannin as one may expect from P.S. This is great big boy Petite! — 8 days ago
This was absolutely delish. Great structure for that perfect pairing with fatty rib eye. Just right amount of acid to balance out the meat. Lush tannins and oak. I mean c’mon , it’s Napa stuff after all. Dark Inky vibes 🖤, and easy drinking. My only beef is the Napa stamp is so prominent it leaves you wondering if they could have easily called this Cab and you wouldn’t know the difference. 14.5% Lip Smacking enjoyability💋😋 — 15 days ago
Still not bad on day three. Took awhile to open on day one. — 8 days ago
Picked up at the winery after the tour in 2018. Open in the 2022. Mild aroma of sweet plums and dry oak tannins. Initial mild flavor of delicate plums and soft oak. Then finishes with a very dry mouth puckering finish. Nice tannic dryness! — 18 days ago
Boom! This wine is super purple inky. And incredibly in your face with big berry flavors and a roundness and lush bursting profile. There’s nothing subdued or elegant. This is just big.
Funky labels aside - I enjoyed this wine and reminded me a touch of Turley without Turley’s distinctiveness of fruit and site flavors. A good blend and great wine when you just want to drink wine. I could see this being good at a tailgate. — 4 days ago
Very delicious and easy sipping. Sweet, significant blackberry influence. Not too dry, medium aftertaste. Lovely for sipping by itself or pairing with a savory meal. — 6 days ago
Paul Draper’s note on the back label said this would be “at its best for the next 7-8 years” but I’m afraid he’s sold his wine a bit short. It’s still going strong after 2+ decades. Beautiful Zinfandel-driven blend with supple and ripe black fruit, smoke and vanilla spice — 15 days ago
2008. Bought two bottles on release before the WS rating more than doubled the price. We really enjoyed the first bottle three years ago, and this bottle was even better. Beautiful color, fruity middle, big but smooth tannins, and a hint of the elevated alcohol on the finish. — 7 days ago
Ruby in color with medium-plus intensity and a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of bing cherries, raspberries, red currants, light oak, light spices, licorice, black pepper, vegetables, tobacco leaf, beef jerky, herbs and earth.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with over ripen cherries, plums, earth, tobacco, light wood, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, light vinaigrette, dark chocolates and black pepper.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This red blend from Israel is tasty and interesting. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.
Smells like a new world Pinot Noir, but that doesn't show up on the palate.
Good by itself or with food. Spicy and entertaining. Good right out of the bottle and easy drinking. Tannins show up after an hour of airtime.
Feels like a fruit forward Spanish red. Interesting stuff.
A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in mostly used French oak barrels. Kosher and unfiltered.
14% alcohol by volume.
$53. — 17 days ago