2007 Petroni Vineyards Syrah
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Today’s 2007 Petroni Estate Grown Syrah is one of the finest we have sampled in some time! We absolutely adore this juicy, complex, balanced wine.
A little shy, at first, this wine really springs to life with just a little swirling. The wine becomes more flavorful, more aromatic and more delicious. A true delight for the senses, this wine really impressed our entire tasting panel. We reject our share of wines, but we are especially picky when it comes to Syrah. Today’s wine passed our rigorous tests with flying colors. Dark, juicy, delicious, flying colors.
Please remember that the 2007 vintage was the best on record in more than a decade. Robert Parker, Jr. gave the entire Northern California vintage a stunning 96 Point Score. Whenever we showcase a 2007, we encourage you to really consider the offering carefully.
Pair this food-friendly wine with a nice thick steak. Just don’t miss out…
Dark magenta, with a clear and slightly darker heart. At the edge of the glass, the wine shows pure ruby red. After swirling, tall, widely-spaced legs run slowly downward.
Dark and sweet, with big aromas of mixed blackberry and blueberry jam, spiced black cherry and raspberry preserves. After the wine opens up, aromas of black licorice, cigar box, brown spice and oak appear.
Delicious and bold, with dark mixed berry preserves, black licorice, dark plum, tobacco leaf, cassis and braised fig. After a few minutes of swirling (we prefer this to silly old decanting) the wine really opens up, revealing additional flavors of bramble, dark cocoa, dark brown spice, black pepper and toasty oak are revealed.
Very long and packed with dark flavors. Long lingering black fruit flavors gradually yield to spice, tobacco leaf, cigar box and black pepper. As flavors fade, a dark, mineral loaded dryness spreads from the front of the palate, rearward.