Rockpile Winery (Mauritson)

Madrone Spring Vineyards Petite Sirah

8.918 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Rockpile, Sonoma County, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Cellar Master @ Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

8.8

Massive clunky tannins and fruit starting to fade.

Massive clunky tannins and fruit starting to fade.

Oct 24th, 2016
Matt Austin

Cellar Master @ Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

9.1

Still has a massive tannic structure, but developing nice tertiary character. Not sure the fruit will outlast the tannins, but this should continue to develop well for another decade.

Still has a massive tannic structure, but developing nice tertiary character. Not sure the fruit will outlast the tannins, but this should continue to develop well for another decade.

Jun 25th, 2016
Jen O'Donnell

Not usually a fan of the big brooding reds, but this is incredibly complex. Nice smokey qualities and beautiful graphite notes. Very well done.

Not usually a fan of the big brooding reds, but this is incredibly complex. Nice smokey qualities and beautiful graphite notes. Very well done.

Feb 19th, 2015
Andrew Fortgang

Just getting to a good spot. Oak certainly present but fully integrated. Plummy fruit, smoky, chewy spice. Still with years to go, would love to revisit this wine from uniquely American terroir, an adopted American varietal. Intriguing

Just getting to a good spot. Oak certainly present but fully integrated. Plummy fruit, smoky, chewy spice. Still with years to go, would love to revisit this wine from uniquely American terroir, an adopted American varietal. Intriguing

May 9th, 2016
Adam Jaime

Deep red berries, tannic but also silky on the finish--a great balance. Shades toward the strong earthy and smokey and tobacco-y flavors and aromas for me. Needs breathing.

Deep red berries, tannic but also silky on the finish--a great balance. Shades toward the strong earthy and smokey and tobacco-y flavors and aromas for me. Needs breathing.

Mar 21st, 2016
Jonathan Ormsby

Wonderful body, let it breathe a bit

Wonderful body, let it breathe a bit

Mar 20th, 2016
Michelle Baker

Wow. Could really take a lot more time! Lots of acid, sadly we finished it before our steaks arrived

Wow. Could really take a lot more time! Lots of acid, sadly we finished it before our steaks arrived

Dec 3rd, 2014
Kimberly Eber

Solid - lost a little but solid.

Solid - lost a little but solid.

Aug 31st, 2014
Eric Logan

8th

Jan 26th, 2014
Leo Priemer

Leo had this 3 months ago

Leo had this 3 months ago

Oct 15th, 2017