J. A. Balistreri Vineyards

Colorado Petite Sirah

9.315 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Colorado, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.6

Perhaps THE quintessential Balistreri wine, and also near the top of my list of canonically great Petite Sirahs. This has so much to give: ripe plums, minerality, wave after wave of acidity and tannins. The 09' used to be pretty tannic and grippy, but now it has softened into something irresistible. The most amazing part? No new oak. No Sulphites. No Filtering. #naturalwine #nosulfites #coloradowine

Perhaps THE quintessential Balistreri wine, and also near the top of my list of canonically great Petite Sirahs. This has so much to give: ripe plums, minerality, wave after wave of acidity and tannins. The 09' used to be pretty tannic and grippy, but now it has softened into something irresistible. The most amazing part? No new oak. No Sulphites. No Filtering. #naturalwine #nosulfites #coloradowine

Jul 31st, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

We opened this on my grandfathers birthday and the wine has now been sitting in bottle for a decade. No loss in color or grip, it has aged well without the addition of sulfites. Dense plum and gravel notes come together. This is not a sweet or ripe wine, but instead big and complex. It needed about 30 minutes to open up.

We opened this on my grandfathers birthday and the wine has now been sitting in bottle for a decade. No loss in color or grip, it has aged well without the addition of sulfites. Dense plum and gravel notes come together. This is not a sweet or ripe wine, but instead big and complex. It needed about 30 minutes to open up.

Jul 1st, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.0

Huge yet elegant. Really dense plum center palate, surrounded by anise and other subtle spice on the edges.

Huge yet elegant. Really dense plum center palate, surrounded by anise and other subtle spice on the edges.

Jun 21st, 2014
Raymond Domenico

Black currents on the nose, persimmon and pomegranate flavors. Still very chewy, great color and retained tannins. Has a few more years to go.

Black currents on the nose, persimmon and pomegranate flavors. Still very chewy, great color and retained tannins. Has a few more years to go.

Apr 15th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Still funky. Red licorice showing. Baked down fruit.

Still funky. Red licorice showing. Baked down fruit.

Feb 8th, 2014
Frank Rotello

Dark berry and baking spice. A little chewy on tannins. Full bodied. Excellent with smoked brisket. Yums

Dark berry and baking spice. A little chewy on tannins. Full bodied. Excellent with smoked brisket. Yums

Feb 18th, 2017
Frank Rotello

Still shows deep fruit. Blueberry and such. Medium tannins, juicy finish. Lovely

Still shows deep fruit. Blueberry and such. Medium tannins, juicy finish. Lovely

Nov 25th, 2016
X Dmith

Delish! Not as great as I remember when we first tried it in 2010!

Delish! Not as great as I remember when we first tried it in 2010!

Sep 14th, 2013
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.4

Mason had this 5 years ago

Mason had this 5 years ago

Dec 9th, 2012
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.1

Mason had this 5 years ago

Mason had this 5 years ago

Dec 9th, 2012