Vincent Arroyo Winery

Rattlesnake Acres Napa Valley Petite Sirah

9.271 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black currant, blackberry, black plum, rosemary, cedar, toast; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors of black currant, black plum, blackberry, rosemary, cedar, toast; medium finish, concentrated flavors, moderate complexity, very good

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black currant, blackberry, black plum, rosemary, cedar, toast; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors of black currant, black plum, blackberry, rosemary, cedar, toast; medium finish, concentrated flavors, moderate complexity, very good

Apr 9th, 2019
Lori Mike

2012 Vintage. Pours inky purple in color. ON THE NOSE: menthol, dark chocolate, blackberry. ON THE PALATE: dark fruit, roasted coffee bean, meatiness. Plenty of structure to let lie down for awhile. Medium body long finish

2012 Vintage. Pours inky purple in color. ON THE NOSE: menthol, dark chocolate, blackberry. ON THE PALATE: dark fruit, roasted coffee bean, meatiness. Plenty of structure to let lie down for awhile. Medium body long finish

Aug 20th, 2017
James K

Nose: fruit. Mid-palate: fruit. Finish: fruit. Delicious, viscous, fruit bomb.

Nose: fruit. Mid-palate: fruit. Finish: fruit. Delicious, viscous, fruit bomb.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2016
Oumy Diaw

Sommelier The Champagne Sommelier

8.8

#notanapafan but this one is a Very well made: nice texture, oily, ripe cherry/strawberry/raspberry aromas. superb

#notanapafan but this one is a Very well made: nice texture, oily, ripe cherry/strawberry/raspberry aromas. superb

Jan 17th, 2016
Jake Hajer

Dark inky violet purple. Dense but not as high alc as you'd think. Dark fruit- plum and blueberry- oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie. Starting to get old. 2009 in 2015.

Dark inky violet purple. Dense but not as high alc as you'd think. Dark fruit- plum and blueberry- oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie. Starting to get old. 2009 in 2015.

Nov 10th, 2015
WineMascot

2013, wow huge balanced and great acidity give this time in the bottle!

2013, wow huge balanced and great acidity give this time in the bottle!

Sep 2nd, 2015
Karen Troisi

Dark garnet in the glass. Black plums and a nice briary component in the nose. Good weight nice mouthfeel and texture. Really nice petite that is approaching the beginning of a long drinking window. Drink with a decant or hold.

Dark garnet in the glass. Black plums and a nice briary component in the nose. Good weight nice mouthfeel and texture. Really nice petite that is approaching the beginning of a long drinking window. Drink with a decant or hold.

Nov 21st, 2014
Jayce McQuerter

Perfectly evolved but still fresh. Vincent Arroyo is a hidden gem of Napa.

Perfectly evolved but still fresh. Vincent Arroyo is a hidden gem of Napa.

Jan 6th, 2013
K L
9.2

Excellent. Glad we stocked up! Very smooth and didn’t need the aerator at all.

Excellent. Glad we stocked up! Very smooth and didn’t need the aerator at all.

Dec 1st, 2020
Mike Coppola

Wet / smooth. Buy this again

Wet / smooth. Buy this again

Nov 26th, 2020