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, boutique winery owned by the Wasserman family producing Best of Class, Double Gold and Sweepstake-winning hand-crafted wines from the Russian River and Dry Creek appellations. Christopher Creek produces estate bottled and vineyard designated Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Port.
The Wasserman Family, in addition to growing grapes, has been farming oranges and olives in the Central Valley of California for the past 35 years and lives on a Cabernet vineyard (“Finlay’s Vineyard) in Dry Creek Valley.
Our winemaker, Mike Brunson, is a third generation Sonoma County resident. Brunson brings over 20 years vineyard and winery experience to the position. Prior to joining Christopher Creek, Brunson was the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Michel-Schlumberger for 16 years producing award winning wines from Pinot Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, and the school of hard knocks, Brunson brings passion, experience and a workingman’s knowledge to the position.