Adaptation Wines

Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.2104 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
John P
9.0

Licorice, dark fruits and luscious goodness.

Licorice, dark fruits and luscious goodness.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Andrew S

Fruity. Lots of dark fruit, black pepper, spice. Lush tannins. Oak tones on the finish. It's all there.

Fruity. Lots of dark fruit, black pepper, spice. Lush tannins. Oak tones on the finish. It's all there.

Jan 31st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Blue and black fruits, spice, pepper. Round finish and still a touch astringent on the finish.

Blue and black fruits, spice, pepper. Round finish and still a touch astringent on the finish.

Jul 17th, 2015
Cory Fierro

"Dense" is a great word to describe this, as the wine is so packed with flavor that it's often hard to pick them out one by one.

Bold red and black fruits dominate, but there is also a sweet earth note that is really great here.

"Dense" is a great word to describe this, as the wine is so packed with flavor that it's often hard to pick them out one by one.

Bold red and black fruits dominate, but there is also a sweet earth note that is really great here.

Jul 10th, 2015
Jen Van Fleet

Fun at Plumpjack.

Fun at Plumpjack.

Feb 22nd, 2014
Lawrence Bernstein

9/22 - big wine. Tight tannins with lots of small very berry niceness. Good marks. Nicely made wine. 88 Post $43 2017.

9/22 - big wine. Tight tannins with lots of small very berry niceness. Good marks. Nicely made wine. 88 Post $43 2017.

Sep 26th, 2022
Laura Purdy

Starts out as a big old jam bomb. Mellows out after about an hour and shows off flavors of cherry and plum. Not quite how I remember it 🤷🏻‍♀️

Starts out as a big old jam bomb. Mellows out after about an hour and shows off flavors of cherry and plum. Not quite how I remember it 🤷🏻‍♀️

May 7th, 2022
Steve Sánchez

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💋😋

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💋😋

Jan 11th, 2022
Jeroen Koenen

Dense, dark, brambly fruit, bitterchocolate, mocca and oriental spice; soft tannines and judicious use of oak make this a wonderful wine to drink now. Delicious!

Dense, dark, brambly fruit, bitterchocolate, mocca and oriental spice; soft tannines and judicious use of oak make this a wonderful wine to drink now. Delicious!

Jun 23rd, 2021
Gene Buonviri

Dark purple, blackberries, anise, and cloves. Five spices. Full of lush flavor with a bite of tannins. The finish lingers and is pleasant.

Dark purple, blackberries, anise, and cloves. Five spices. Full of lush flavor with a bite of tannins. The finish lingers and is pleasant.

May 8th, 2021