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Machado Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah

8.929 ratings
8.55 pro ratings
Santa Clara County, Central 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
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

7.4

Just not that interesting. Extracted a touch too far, too much acid and structure for the fruit.

Just not that interesting. Extracted a touch too far, too much acid and structure for the fruit.

Sep 28th, 2017
Scott Fausel

Enjoyed with rare flank steak and chimichurri plus arugula salad. Perfect peppery flavor to pair with the steak.

Enjoyed with rare flank steak and chimichurri plus arugula salad. Perfect peppery flavor to pair with the steak.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2016
Michelle Baker

Really consistent and solid Petite Sirah. Big blue fruits, chewy tannins.

Really consistent and solid Petite Sirah. Big blue fruits, chewy tannins.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2015
Tree Kilpatrick

Big ole beefy bottle. Fancy. Does that mean it’s going to be good? Maybe that it should be aged long? Anyway, pretty cool etched dragonfly on the label. So dark ya can’t look through it in the glass. Smells lovely. Sweet alfalfa blossoms with olives and something musky. Has an herbal side as well. Fenugreek? Fennel? Forests? It’s lovely on the tongue. Savory. Is that bacon? Lamb and prune stew? Or popcorn seasoned with butter, smoked chiles and nutritional yeast? As savory of a red as I’ve every tried. The seasoned pork thing really hits on this. Hint of fruit. Maybe dried plum? Definitely slightly sweet good cured olives. Dark black licorice as well. Drying on the finish. Chewy as Chewbacca’s throaty yelp. If you like big Petite’s and you cannot lie this fits right in your wheelhouse.

Big ole beefy bottle. Fancy. Does that mean it’s going to be good? Maybe that it should be aged long? Anyway, pretty cool etched dragonfly on the label. So dark ya can’t look through it in the glass. Smells lovely. Sweet alfalfa blossoms with olives and something musky. Has an herbal side as well. Fenugreek? Fennel? Forests? It’s lovely on the tongue. Savory. Is that bacon? Lamb and prune stew? Or popcorn seasoned with butter, smoked chiles and nutritional yeast? As savory of a red as I’ve every tried. The seasoned pork thing really hits on this. Hint of fruit. Maybe dried plum? Definitely slightly sweet good cured olives. Dark black licorice as well. Drying on the finish. Chewy as Chewbacca’s throaty yelp. If you like big Petite’s and you cannot lie this fits right in your wheelhouse.

Feb 9th, 2020
M jones

Definitely can taste the berry, but fairly well-balanced (for me) with the acidity and the slightest smokiest. Did I LOVE it? No. But was it a nice, organically-produced wine with dinner? Yes.

Definitely can taste the berry, but fairly well-balanced (for me) with the acidity and the slightest smokiest. Did I LOVE it? No. But was it a nice, organically-produced wine with dinner? Yes.

Nov 12th, 2019
Michał Ptaszek

Lazy Sunday. First time in the LA Philharmonic, still getting used to the normal work rhythm.

Lazy Sunday. First time in the LA Philharmonic, still getting used to the normal work rhythm.

Jan 14th, 2019
David Helminiak

Good fizz and not bad overall taste. Sweet on initial contact and slight bitter after tones. Highly Reminiscent of red cupcake wine.

Good fizz and not bad overall taste. Sweet on initial contact and slight bitter after tones. Highly Reminiscent of red cupcake wine.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Luke Madaus

A fair petite syrah. A bit harsher on the palate than I like.

A fair petite syrah. A bit harsher on the palate than I like.

Sep 4th, 2016
Jefferson Rich

2012 vintage

2012 vintage

Nov 23rd, 2014
Sydney August

Appropriately sweet. Smells almost as good as it tastes

Appropriately sweet. Smells almost as good as it tastes

Aug 5th, 2014