Relic Wines

Old Vines Frediani Vineyard Petite Sirah

9.421 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

Sourced from the Alfred Frediani Vineyard in Calistoga this Old-Vine Petite Sirah absolutely phenomenal. The 100% Petite Sirah spent 21 months in 50% new French Oak barrels and it immediately begins to impress once in the glass. It offers seductive aromatics of ripe blackberry cobbler and dark cherries, which are joined by dried loam, violets, sweet exotic spices, crushed rocks and a dusting of roasted cocoa beans all coming together beautifully. On the palate this is full-bodied and opulent, with big polished tannins framing the rich layered texture that is well balanced and remains fresh and inviting. This goes on to impress with its incredible ripe, dense core, which is marked by flavors of dark fruits, sweet spices and a loamy character that expands through the long enveloping finish. A fabulous job by winemaker Mike Hirby to make such a profound wine without jeopardizing balance and sense of terroir. This Petite Sirah is a total knockout that is nothing short of absolutely delicious today, and should continue to drink marvelously for years to come.

Sourced from the Alfred Frediani Vineyard in Calistoga this Old-Vine Petite Sirah absolutely phenomenal. The 100% Petite Sirah spent 21 months in 50% new French Oak barrels and it immediately begins to impress once in the glass. It offers seductive aromatics of ripe blackberry cobbler and dark cherries, which are joined by dried loam, violets, sweet exotic spices, crushed rocks and a dusting of roasted cocoa beans all coming together beautifully. On the palate this is full-bodied and opulent, with big polished tannins framing the rich layered texture that is well balanced and remains fresh and inviting. This goes on to impress with its incredible ripe, dense core, which is marked by flavors of dark fruits, sweet spices and a loamy character that expands through the long enveloping finish. A fabulous job by winemaker Mike Hirby to make such a profound wine without jeopardizing balance and sense of terroir. This Petite Sirah is a total knockout that is nothing short of absolutely delicious today, and should continue to drink marvelously for years to come.

Aug 20th, 2019
Scott Kirkpatrick

Still super coiled up. Not much there yet except for dark inky fruit with lots of grip. This definitely needs some time in the bottle.

Still super coiled up. Not much there yet except for dark inky fruit with lots of grip. This definitely needs some time in the bottle.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Kevin Carriker

Owner Kobalt Wines

10

From a friend and a killer winemaker and guitar man. Perfectly balanced capturing the essence of Petite.

From a friend and a killer winemaker and guitar man. Perfectly balanced capturing the essence of Petite.

May 18th, 2014
Patty Hsu

Sales Plumpjack, Relic Wines

9.5

wow, BIG yet juicy!!

wow, BIG yet juicy!!

Sep 13th, 2013
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.7

Old vines napa valley petit Syrah. Relic rediculously great

Old vines napa valley petit Syrah. Relic rediculously great

May 4th, 2013
William Feinstein

Still going strong at 9 years old with no signs of slowing down. Chewy and dense in an old world style. Sad it’s my last bottle.

Still going strong at 9 years old with no signs of slowing down. Chewy and dense in an old world style. Sad it’s my last bottle.

Aug 18th, 2020
RustyR

Open. 10 minutes still not a lot. Roasted meat at first. Blackberry showing through. Some petrol lots of tannin hopefully fruit shows up very long finish all mid palate at this point. Should open more

Open. 10 minutes still not a lot. Roasted meat at first. Blackberry showing through. Some petrol lots of tannin hopefully fruit shows up very long finish all mid palate at this point. Should open more

May 20th, 2018
Phil Castellano

Just trying to keep up with McCusker. This is a very potent and inky Petite Syrah grown in Calistoga on Old Vines. Great depth of flavor and serious finish. To bad it is my last bottle of this one.

Just trying to keep up with McCusker. This is a very potent and inky Petite Syrah grown in Calistoga on Old Vines. Great depth of flavor and serious finish. To bad it is my last bottle of this one.

May 3rd, 2016
Beau Baker

Jammy fruits great structure, so great

Jammy fruits great structure, so great

Aug 28th, 2014
Bruce Baldinger

Excellent PS. Not at all too heavy on fruit.

Excellent PS. Not at all too heavy on fruit.

Mar 24th, 2014