Castelli Family Vineyards

Ramona Valley Petite Sirah

9.21 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Ramona Valley, South Coast, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
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Castelli Family Vineyards Estate Petite Sirah 2015 Ramona Valley, California

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong and fruity nose with blackberries, cooked plums, raisins, tobacco, licorice, oak, Indian spices, turmeric, vanilla, chocolates, mocha, light vegetables, safran, leather and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, dried figs, licorice, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, chocolates, coke, tobacco, spices, peppercorn and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petite Sirah from Southern California. Rich, extracted, fruit forward and robust. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Although it is drinking very nicely now, it needs another 2 to 5 years of bottle time to become even better.

Needed an hour to open up properly in a decanter, and bring up all those flavors on the nose. Tasty and delicious. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in Hungarian oak barrels for 30 months. A small production of only 48 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$49.

Castelli Family Vineyards Estate Petite Sirah 2015 Ramona Valley, California

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong and fruity nose with blackberries, cooked plums, raisins, tobacco, licorice, oak, Indian spices, turmeric, vanilla, chocolates, mocha, light vegetables, safran, leather and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, dried figs, licorice, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, chocolates, coke, tobacco, spices, peppercorn and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petite Sirah from Southern California. Rich, extracted, fruit forward and robust. Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Although it is drinking very nicely now, it needs another 2 to 5 years of bottle time to become even better.

Needed an hour to open up properly in a decanter, and bring up all those flavors on the nose. Tasty and delicious. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in Hungarian oak barrels for 30 months. A small production of only 48 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$49.

Feb 22nd, 2020