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95 • Lucchesi Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah, Suisun Valley $32. Cellar Selection.
Garnet purple color. Reserved aromas of pencil lead, plum, and faint peppered steak with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium -to-full body and a graceful coconut-citrus custard and delicate spice finish. Extremely classy and beautifully balanced. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
92 • R & B Cellars 2008 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley $28.
Elegant polished and stylish with dark berry, creme Anglaise, peppery spice, cocoa, coconut, and mineral notes throughout. Lots of flavor and finesse. Serve with prime rib. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
91 • Black Zeppelin 2009 Petite Sirah, Monterey $42.
Vibrant dark chocolate, toasted coconut, raspberry compote, olive, bacon fat, and tobacco aromas with a juicy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a sweet spice and cherry finish. Tasty, complexity, and hedonistic. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
86 • Concannon 2008 Selected Vineyards, Petite Sirah, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Purple color. Aromas of mocha, roasted nuts, toasty cedar and orange-cranberry cream tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a smooth, baked apple and cocoa powder accented finish. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
86 • Jazz Cellars 2007 Eaglepoint Ranch Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Mendocino $40.
Curious, stewed tomato, cherry, okra and clay aromas with a racy dryish medium body and a tangy berry skin, cherry pit, and mineral dust finish. Try with hearty stews and roasts. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
83 • Glen Ellen 2007 Petite Sirah, California $10/1.5 L.
Interesting aromas of baked plum, seaweed, and grilled carrots with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a sweet, fleeting bing cherry and pickle relish accented finish. Curious. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
81 • Ledson 2006 Petite Sirah, Lake County $38.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of thyme, dried lavender, putty, and blackberry sauce with a soft, dryish medium body and a cherry pit, brown apple, and dusty road accented finish. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)