Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Petite Sirah

9.14 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Mendocino, North 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
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Second bottle, retasting nine months later.

Second bottle, retasting nine months later.

Oct 20th, 2019
David Shaw

Dense purple-red, highly extracted pigment. Plum, briar, and blackberry notes in nose with a whiff of butter and cooked spinach. Blackberry flavor, cherry-plum and saline finish with a hint of prune. Somewhat coarse tannins, mostly seed tannins, eventually emerge in finish. Like mixed fruit? For the first two hours, this drinks as a rustic wine, not very grapey in character or wine-like in style but good to drink nonetheless. Tastes light in acid and alcohol (14.2%) so does not taste like a big style, somewhat unusual for a Cali Petite Sirah. Lightly salted, lightly fermented fruit juice hits closest to the mark. Not fancy, just yummy. After two hours, it begins tasting like a wine - acid, alcohol, tannins, more integrated flavor. Plum cherry and blackberry flavors still dominate, but otherwise balanced. Decant several hours basically.

Dense purple-red, highly extracted pigment. Plum, briar, and blackberry notes in nose with a whiff of butter and cooked spinach. Blackberry flavor, cherry-plum and saline finish with a hint of prune. Somewhat coarse tannins, mostly seed tannins, eventually emerge in finish. Like mixed fruit? For the first two hours, this drinks as a rustic wine, not very grapey in character or wine-like in style but good to drink nonetheless. Tastes light in acid and alcohol (14.2%) so does not taste like a big style, somewhat unusual for a Cali Petite Sirah. Lightly salted, lightly fermented fruit juice hits closest to the mark. Not fancy, just yummy. After two hours, it begins tasting like a wine - acid, alcohol, tannins, more integrated flavor. Plum cherry and blackberry flavors still dominate, but otherwise balanced. Decant several hours basically.

Jan 24th, 2019
Brad Pecchenino

Brad had this 6 months ago

Brad had this 6 months ago

May 12th, 2019
Brad Pecchenino

Brad had this 8 months ago

Brad had this 8 months ago

Mar 11th, 2019