Ghost Dog

Napa Valley Petite Sirah Cabernet Sauvignon

9.312 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

This was my contribution. I’m a big fan of Benoit’s wines and was intrigued by this blend of 50/50 cab/petite sirah. I believe the cab fruit is from Beckstoffer Bourn vineyard.

Inky purple in the glass! Followed over two days...both days had aromatics that just oozed juicy blueberries and blackberries accompanied by currant, and pepper crusted rhubarb. Lighter than expected on the palate (in a good way). Starts out like a cab with notes of baked mixed berry pie. Dark in profile. Petite Sirah comes through in the middle and finish showing scorched earth and charcoal with the fruit balancing it out. Dark fruit and black pepper core encapsulated by tart black cherries. For this being half petite sirah, I agree that it’s shockingly semi accessible at this stage.

This was my contribution. I’m a big fan of Benoit’s wines and was intrigued by this blend of 50/50 cab/petite sirah. I believe the cab fruit is from Beckstoffer Bourn vineyard.

Inky purple in the glass! Followed over two days...both days had aromatics that just oozed juicy blueberries and blackberries accompanied by currant, and pepper crusted rhubarb. Lighter than expected on the palate (in a good way). Starts out like a cab with notes of baked mixed berry pie. Dark in profile. Petite Sirah comes through in the middle and finish showing scorched earth and charcoal with the fruit balancing it out. Dark fruit and black pepper core encapsulated by tart black cherries. For this being half petite sirah, I agree that it’s shockingly semi accessible at this stage.

Sep 29th, 2019
Roy Goble

A well made wine but, sorry, a meh varietal

A well made wine but, sorry, a meh varietal

Aug 9th, 2019
Craig Otten

Under rated this wine in April or maybe it matured at little.

Under rated this wine in April or maybe it matured at little.

Jun 11th, 2018
Carl Fischer

@Martin G Rivard - this was awesome! Popped the cork and it was good to go though it got even better with air and singing on day two. 50/50 PS/CS, the nose is full of florals, bright red fruit (cherries, raspberries) and a hint of leather. On the entry, the red fruit dominates with hints of spice providing a nice balance. It’s silky smooth with the typical Petite Sirah drying tannins on the long finish. I really, really enjoyed this wine - completely my jam and another hit from Benoit - thank you again Martin! Love Kata and was thrilled to get to try this!

@Martin G Rivard - this was awesome! Popped the cork and it was good to go though it got even better with air and singing on day two. 50/50 PS/CS, the nose is full of florals, bright red fruit (cherries, raspberries) and a hint of leather. On the entry, the red fruit dominates with hints of spice providing a nice balance. It’s silky smooth with the typical Petite Sirah drying tannins on the long finish. I really, really enjoyed this wine - completely my jam and another hit from Benoit - thank you again Martin! Love Kata and was thrilled to get to try this!

Mar 10th, 2018
Craig Otten

Craig had this 8 months ago

Craig had this 8 months ago

Mar 7th, 2019
Craig Otten

Craig had this 9 months ago

Craig had this 9 months ago

Mar 3rd, 2019
Craig Otten

Craig had this a year ago

Craig had this a year ago

Nov 4th, 2018
Craig Otten

Craig had this a year ago

Craig had this a year ago

Aug 28th, 2018
Grant Everett

Grant had this a year ago

Grant had this a year ago

Aug 6th, 2018
Craig Otten

Craig had this 2 years ago

Craig had this 2 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2018