2005 High Valley Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah •Morine Ranch Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: St. Helena
The Purple Nobility
Today’s Noble Vines 2005 High Valley Petite Sirah is stunning. This aged-to-perfection wine was just recently deemed ready for release by the winery.
This beautiful wine has plenty of character. Fruit, earth and spice all work together in perfect balance to deliver a bold, flavorful wine that is packed with flavor.
Bold, juicy aromas jump from the glass, with blackberry jam, blueberry preserve, cherry tobacco, cigar box, sweet spice, dried meat, leather, spice and a hint of graphite.
On the palate, the wine is rich and balanced - yet powerful, with balanced flavors of black cherry juice, blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, dried cherry, dried cranberry, grilled plum, sweet tobacco leaf, cocoa dust, graphite, mixed spice and black pepper.
Winemaker David Lattin, currently head of winemaking for Kuleto Estate Winery made today’s wine. David’s 30 year career has seen him turning out hit after hit for Kuleto, Storybook Mountain, Acacia (where he was both general manager and winemaker) , Merus Winery and Noble Wines.
The best wine we’ve ever tried by David is today’s Noble Petite Sirah. No kidding.
We don’t see too many aged wines that still have so much life in them. Today’s fantastic Petite easily has another 7 years in it. Maybe more!
Darkest maroon through a slightly opaque core. The edges are pure mulberry topaz. Pencil-thin legs creep very slowly down the glass wall after swirling the wine.
Blackberry jam, blueberry preserve, cherry tobacco, cigar box, sweet spice, dried meat, leather, spice and a hint of graphite.
Black cherry juice, blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, dried cherry, dried cranberry, grilled plum, sweet tobacco leaf, cocoa dust, graphite, mixed spice and black pepper.
On entry, this wine is lightweight and fresh fruit flavors pour onto the palate. After a moment, the wine settles onto the palate and a crushed velvet dryness spreads across the whole of it. Overall, tannins are medium and ultimately slightly chewy. Very dynamic and very fun to drink.
Enjoy this wine with something rich. How about a Morrocan beef stew or polenta with sweet Italian sausage?
What the Winery Says
- David Lattin
- Petite Sirah
- Napa Valley, St. Helena
- 19 months
- 30% new French and American Oak
- 167 cases