Peterson Winery

2011 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Beast of a Feast

Well, it’s another Peterson day, and you know what that means. Another amazing wine, from an amazing winemaker, at an amazing price.

Hands down, today’s 2011 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah is one of the finest Petites we’ve tasted. While many expressions of the varietal can be a bit too brash and bold, today’s is almost impossibly soft. That’s not to say this isn’t a beast of a wine, but that it’s been crafted in a very elegant and restrained manner, which highlights just how flavorful the varietal can be.

Today’s offer is certain to sell out, with quite a few Agents looking to grab a case or two of today’s wine. Act fast or you’ll miss this double golden opportunity.

Tasting Profile

Look:

An inky, very dark crimson. A bit foreboding, and very telling of the serious wine to come.

Smell:

Lush aromatics of deep dark stone fruit and berries, intertwined with toasty sandalwood, dusty berry bramble, fresh mint, licorice, rosemary, and dried Provençal herbs.

Taste:

A glorious and well balanced profile on today’s wine. The wine leads off with robust and deeply flavorful hints of dark berries, dark plum, and black cherry. These are laid overtop aged cedar wood, saddle leather, unsweetened dark chocolate, and a touch of eucalyptus, lavender, and dark coffee bean.

Finish:

A super long, lingering finish with fantastic tannin structure; this wine will age well. You’ll be rewarded if you decant.

Pairing:

Spice rubbed pork shoulder, braised in Guinness with dried cherries and sweet potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jamie Peterson
Accolades
Double Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Fruit Variety
84% Petite Sirah (50% Bradford Mtn. Vineyard, 34% Clendenen Vineyard), 8% Grenache (Bradford Mtn. Vineyard), 8% Carignane (Bradford Mtn. Vineyard)
Barrel Aging
21 months in American oak, 50% new
Production Notes
150 Cases Produced
ABV
13.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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