International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($40) Glass-staining purple. Enticing aromas of blueberry, boysenberry, tobacco, licorice and fresh herbs. Lush, broad and sweet but firmly built, with an exotic candied fruit quality giving this seriously concentrated wine compelling sex appeal. Finishes broad, juicy and sweet, with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent length. Plenty rich but there's no way that I'd have guessed that this was carrying 15.2% alcohol. (JR)Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2010
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Even bigger, richer and potentially more promising, but limited in availability is the 2008 Petite Sirah Dry Creek. Made from 100% Petite Sirah that has been 100% destemmed and aged in neutral French oak, there are fewer than 50 cases of this killer wine. However, it will not be ready for prime time drinking for at least another five years and it should still be delicious 30 years from now.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 45 bottles owned
- 22 collectors