2012 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Welcome back Peterson Winery! Today we’re featuring the newest vintage of the wine that made Peterson so popular with our Operatives, their fabulous Petite Sirah.
Today’s today’s 90 point (WE) Peterson Winery 2012 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah is downright fantastic - and very approachable, very drinkable. It is bold, luscious, and very flavorful - without being over the top.
This wine is very aromatic, with sweet and spicy notes offering a sensory portend of what’s to come on the palate. Blackberry jam, blueberry, smoky cherry, cassis, dark spice, cedar, white spice, and darkly toasted oak.
Bold flavors burst onto the palate, with blackberry juice, stewed blueberry, black cherry, toast, graphite, tobacco, seared fig and mixed dark spice.
We’re currently enjoying Peterson wines from a decade ago, when Wine Spies first came to know this wonderful winery. This wine is drinking beautifully now, and we can’t wait to see how it progresses over the next decade - or more.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
90 points - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast - “A tang of black cherry and citrus elevates the palate of this light-bodied wine, which is soft and well integrated in terms of oak and tannin. With 86% Petite Sirah and 7% Carignane, it’s strong in leather and black pepper, with a lean, juicy finish.”
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Darkest ruby red, with glinting purple edges. Thick, ropey legs take a branching route down the glass wall after a hearty swirl.
Blackberry jam, blueberry, smoky cherry, cassis, dark spice, cedar, white spice, and darkly toasted oak.
Blackberry juice, stewed blueberry, black cherry, toast, graphite, tobacco, seared fig and mixed dark spice.
Incredibly long with flavors that last so long that we’re not sure that they ever completely fade! Very plush, with wide, velvety tannins.
This big wine begs for a serious, rich pairing, like grilled beef burgers, grilled steaks, beef tenderloin, all prepared with plenty of their requisite sauces. How about a garlic and pepper rubbed t-bone steak?!
What the Winery Says
- Jamie Peterson
- Petite Sirah
- 86% Petite Sirah
- 7% Carignane
- 7% Zinfandel
- Dry Creek Valley
- unfined, unfiltered
- Bottling date