Category Archives: Petite Sirah

PS I Don’t Love Petite Sirah – James Melendez

I don’t love Petite Sirah but I don’t hate it either.   There are few varieties that I simply don’t like.  I updated my wine sample policy where I stated that I will no longer review Petite Sirah wines–I will … Continue reading

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V. Sattui Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez

This wine spends 18 months in 16% new American and 24% new French oak and 60% seasoned oak 150 cases produced.  Fruit is sourced from Allias Vineyard in Rutherford – 14.8% alcohol content. Nose of blueberry coulis, new leather, EU and … Continue reading

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Petite Sirah Symposium 2012 – I love you PS

The last day of July 2012 was the Petite Sirah Symposium– taking place at the Martinelli Center in Livermore and I unfortunately caught in traffic.  I walk in late, find a seat and start attentively listening.  For just a fine … Continue reading

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Everett Ridge Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah – 9.1 – 2007 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Blueberry confit, black pepper, Thyme and hint of chocolate and cinnamon. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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Prager Winery & Port Works Petite Sirah Port – 2005 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Cherry, toffee, smoke and red candy notes.   ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez — All Rights … Continue reading

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Stanton Vineyards Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Notes of exotic wood, cherry, red rose petals, baking spices and vanilla. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2012 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio … Continue reading

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Robert Biale Thomann Station Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Sirah – 2008 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Distinct notes of Heavily wooded Sequoia forest, lush cherry, hint of lavender, wild  blackberry, rose petal, bacon fat and white pepper. ¡Salud! *** Demystifying Wine…One Bottle at a Time from all wine regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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