Chateau Leidigh Estate Petite Sirah 2006
This wine has it all! Power, dark brooding color, all set off with pure fruit that explodes on the palate and seduces your olfactory senses as you swirl it in the glass. Our Estate Petite Sirah has consistently won many Gold Medals back when we were home winemakers. This vintage clearly shows why that was the case! Very limited production, only 272 bottles (22+ cases) produced, each individually numbered and hand labeled.
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Deep purple color, with a big beautiful nose of vanilla, cardamom and blueberries. There are blueberry cobbler flavors and a touch of spice, with a lingering finish that is reminiscent of a jalapeno syrah pepper jelly I used to enjoy. This is a great wine, extremely limited production with complexity and drinkability all over it. Enjoy!
I loved this wine. Well balanced, true to the varietal. nose full of blackberry and wood-cedar. good astringency and tannins. flavors of both sweet blueberry and sour cheery make this wine fun and very food friendly. I would definitely drink this wine again!
This wine pours with a deep, rich, dark purple color. An inviting aroma of ripened fruit greets the nose. The hallmark in the palate is one of balance, with great tannins in harmony with the fruit, and a finish which lingers pleasantly. The approach to a French style is well evident producing a refined wine that doesn't overpower. Alone it is an engaging partner, no wallflower. With food, especially lamb and beef, it is complimentary, not competitive. The alcohol is a very pleasant 13.7.
From the moment it was poured into my glass I was infatuated. The color is a pinky-plum combo that reminds me somewhat of a late sunset and the way the pink streaks across the sky. It played hard to get in the nose but came across with a mixture of cherries and vaseline - chapstick? I continued the chase and when this Petite Sirah hit my palate I felt at once in love and then broken hearted. Notes of sour cherry and earth lead way to soft tannins and hint of vegetal chewiness. There was something gripping about it as I realized that it was not gone forever, and the finish lingered leaving me with a sense of content.
I've never tasted a Petite Syrah. I braced myself for a whole new world. This wine has a very petrol/diesel nose, a little smoky. The taste was tobacco-wrapped cherry with a little bit of must. The finish is pleasant, the cherry flavors really linger. Overall, this wine was consistent from start to finish, very drinkable, a new experience and an adventure!