Christopher Creek Winery
2007 Estate Petite Sirah Reserve
California: Russian River Valley
Oh, thank heaven... for 2007!
We’ve missed Christopher Creek and we are just thrilled that they’ve come roaring back with today’s delicious Petite Sirah. This stunning 2007 Russian River Valley Reserve Petite Sirah is a big and juicy wine - from the best vintage on record in more than a decade.
Remember, Robert Parker gave the 2007 vintage a decade-high 96 points for North Coast reds. We’ve been buying up every 2007 that meets our exacting standards - and any 2007 that we show, here, can be considered a must have.
Today’s Christopher Creek Petite Sirah is an inky, concentrated, and boldly delicious wine with a plush feel and a complex yet approachable character.
This wine is very highly recommended for any fan of this fantastic varietal.
Super deep and dark. Completely opaque, inky purple with dark crimson edges.
Dark and deeply extracted, leading with darkest blackberry compote, smoked meat, dark tobacco, cocoa dust and dried earth.
Lush, condensed and dark with braised plum, braised mission fig, smoked black cherry, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, blackberry compote and raspberry.
Dusty, semi-firm and balanced tannins are very well integrated. Dark flavors go on for ever and ever.
This big wine deserves a big companion. Enjoy with a beef tenderloin with rosemary and pearl onions, accompanied by a loaded twice-baked potato. For dessert, we’re recommending something unconventional: A natural lemon tart!
What the Winery Says
- Tasting Notes
- Our award winning Reserve Petite Sirah symbolizes the strength of the Russian River wine region. Our hillside Petite opens up with crushed blackberry and ripe plum aromas, accented by notes of anise, fennel and cedar. Full-bodied and supple, the wine flows smoothly across the palate. Dark fruit and spice linger on the finish. Serve with game birds, venison, lamb or grilled meats. Great addition to stews and enjoyed with a cigar and good friends.
About the Winery
Christopher Creek Winery is a small, family owned winery with a long history of producing award winning, estate bottled, and hand crafted wines, with annual production around 4,000 cases. Located in Healdsburg, California on 11 rolling acres in the famous Russian River Valley AVA, with another 27 acres planted high on Bradford Mountain in Dry Creek AVA. Our first grape vines were planted in 1972, with the winery opening up shortly thereafter in 1974. Those first vines are still producing exceptional wines, and can be enjoyed daily as our Reserve Petite Syrah and Reserve Syrah.
Christopher Creek has earned hundreds of awards for its wines since 1974 with the legendary success of our Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc leading the way. Today, we have expanded our portfolio to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, Port and Chocolate Bliss. Growing quality grapes is the primary focus in developing great wines, so each of our wines are hand harvest and hand crafted by our artisan wine maker, Mike Brunson, to ensure quality.
With the growing interest in the Rhone style wines, Christopher Creek offers the opportunity to taste wines produced from old vines. The vineyard, located in the Northeastern part of the Russian River appellation, where the climate is warmer, produces some of the best Syrah and Petite Sirah in the area.
Our 2005 Russian River Estate Bottled Syrah is a “Best of Class-Gold Medal Winner” and our 2004 Dry Creek “Finlay’s Vineyard” Cabernet is a Multiple Gold and Silver Medal Winner. Our 2006 Russian River “Catie’s Corner” Viognier and 2006 Russian River Estate Bottled Petite Sirah are Double Gold Medal Winners. Zinfandels produced by Christopher Creek are consistently “Best of Class”, “Best of Show”, Gold and Silver Medal Winners. Our Petite Sirahs are legendary winners with over 45 Medals and “Best of Class-Gold Medals” during the past ten years.