2008 Carver Sutro Wines Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard
Producer: Carver Sutro Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Petite Sirah
89(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Opaque black ruby. Brooding aromas of blackberry, lead pencil and licorice. Densely packed and youthfully imploded, with clean black fruit and licorice flavors dominating. Slightly green tannins give the finish a dry edge, and yet the finish retains good verve. Will this very young wine hold its fruit as its tannins soften?
93+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Even though the origins of this grape are in France, California is the place to look for the best expressions of Petite Sirah. The "Petite" in the name refers not to the size of the vines but rather to the size of the grapes. In fact, the high skin to juice ratio that accompanies the small berries allows Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannins and...
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