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Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards Petite Sirah

9.013 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Suisun Valley, 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
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Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, light earth, vinaigrette, espresso and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry and still very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light citrus.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley in California. Dense, rich and extracted.

Was probably better a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it regardless.

Tangy and spicy. Generous and fruit forward. Interesting stuff with a teeth staining color.

I really like these kind of big wines that show nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. A small production of only 400 cases.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

#AgedWineTuesday

Deep Inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, light earth, vinaigrette, espresso and peppercorn.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry and still very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light citrus.

Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley in California. Dense, rich and extracted.

Was probably better a few years ago, but I really enjoyed it regardless.

Tangy and spicy. Generous and fruit forward. Interesting stuff with a teeth staining color.

I really like these kind of big wines that show nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime. A great sipping wine.

100% Petite Sirah grapes were aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. A small production of only 400 cases.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

Oct 5th, 2021
Mac Hofeditz

Tasty in a SQN kind of way...

Tasty in a SQN kind of way...

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Michael Myers

Unlabeled 2004 Babylon (Tenbrink Vineyard Petit Sirah)

Unlabeled 2004 Babylon (Tenbrink Vineyard Petit Sirah)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2014
Dan Dawson

Super Duper.

Super Duper.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2013
Ryan Davis

Va bomb

Va bomb

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2013
Bill Bender

Licorice, leather and mud. Another beast that was tougher to drink than I wanted it to be.

Licorice, leather and mud. Another beast that was tougher to drink than I wanted it to be.

Aug 6th, 2016
Richard Lewis

A truckload of black currant with licorice and a bit of black tea and cocoa. A prodigious amount of sediment - decanting encouraged at this age.

A truckload of black currant with licorice and a bit of black tea and cocoa. A prodigious amount of sediment - decanting encouraged at this age.

Aug 30th, 2017
Richard Lewis

Tobacco, leather, and licorice.

Tobacco, leather, and licorice.

Jan 25th, 2015
Jeff Lonsdale

Good but a bit chalky

Good but a bit chalky

Feb 23rd, 2013
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.2

Joe had this 4 years ago

Joe had this 4 years ago

Jul 31st, 2017