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92 • Vina Robles 2008 Jardine, Petite Sirah, Paso Robles $26.
Deep garnet purple color. Rich toasty boysenberry pie aromas and flavors with a jammy fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, hedonistic finish with notes of spice, praline and apple custard. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
91 • Di Arie 2008 Estate, Petite Sirah, Shenandoah Valley $30.
Deep violet black color. Aromas of blackberry taffy, pepper, Playdoh, and polished wood with a supple dryish medium body and a relaxed apple vinaigrette and earth accented finish with powdery tannins. A nice Old world styled table wine; pair with pork rillets. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
90 • Perry Creek 2008 "Altitude: 2401", Summit Vineyard, Petite Sirah, El Dorado $32.
Aromas of vanilla nut fudge and blackberry pie with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a gracefully smooth milk chocolate and baking spice finish. A delicious seamless sipper. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
89 • Concannon 2008 Conservancy, Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley $14. Best Buy.
Deep violet black color. Attractive aromas of dried apricots and apples, melted chocolate and toasty boysenberry pie with a juicy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a tangy tomato, slate, and pepper accented finish. A tasty gourmet sausage pizza wine. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
88 • Concannon 2008 Selected Vineyards, Petite Sirah, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Rich roasted nut, mocha, and raspberry pie aromas with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and long apple and peppery spice accented finish. A very nice gourmet pizza wine. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
88 • Reeder Mesa 2009 Petite Sirah, Grand Valley $28.
Bright aromas of blueberry pudding and chocolate covered cherries with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy sundried tomato, açai, sweet spice, and white pepper finish and chewy tannins. Tasty. (tasted on Jun-20-2011)
86 • Three Coins 2008 Betsy's Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Sonoma County $28.
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of roasted berries and carrots, nougat and peppercorns with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy berry and brown spice accented finish. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
83 • Glen Ellen 2009 Petite Sirah, California $10/L.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep purple black color. Aromas of floral cherry jam, roasted nuts and faint chicken with a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zippy strawberry and earth finish with chewy tannins. A solid burger wine. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)