2011 Petite Sirah
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
This is, hands down, the finest Petite Sirah we have ever featured!
We’ve had the great fortune to showcase the last few vintages of this wine and, while we have always been very impressed with the wines, today we are blown away.
I write all of our wine reviews and I have more then 2000 of them under my belt, so far. I sample a great many wines, each week, with the help of an expert tasting panel. Sometimes we taste so many wines in a session that we begin to feel fatigued. I know, its a hard job but someone has to do it, right? Well, at our most recent panel, today’s 2011 Miro Cellars Petite Sirah was slated to be our final wine. While I was worried that we were all too tired, I opened the bottle anyway. Instantly, everyone perked up. This wine is simply incredible.
Despite the relative youth of the wine, it is elegant, juicy and ready to drink now. It will only get better over the next few years, so we suggest that you hoard as many bottles as you can of this ultra-highly recommended treat.
Deep, dark, sinister purple hues, with an ultra-dark core and pretty purple edges.
Bodacious and rustic with a big rush sweet blueberry preserve over fresh blackberries, red plum, subtle white pepper and a hint of black tea leaves.
Bursting with flavor, this delicious wine leads with juicy dark raspberry juice, blueberry, blackberry compote, black tea, black pepper and a hint of chalky minerality.
Bold, juicy flavors take a very long time to diminish. As they do, earthy and velvety tannins persist even longer. At the very end, the wine leaves behind a chewy, dusty feel.
Enjoy this incredible wine with BBQ spare ribs with grilled figs on the side.