David Bruce Petite Sirah Central Coast 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Stretching in a narrow band from Santa Barbara to the San Francisco Bay, the Central Coast region is characterized by the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean. These grapes come from several vineyards in Paso Robles and southern Monterey. The resulting components display notable differences,some exuding bright,spice-tinged fruit while others are jammy, earthy and dense. The blend in many ways exceeds the sum of these parts,offering blackberry, blueberry and white pepper aromas, with a supple and balanced feel coming from our gentle handling of the fruit. Limiting the influence of new oak allows the fruit to shine through, making this wine versatile with foods, and ready to drink now.

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David Bruce Winery:
David Bruce Winery has earned an international reputation throughout its nearly four decades for its dedication to producing the greatest pinot noir in the world. In pursuit of this goal, the winery has adhered to traditional European winemaking practices that trace their lineage back to the early pioneers of winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley. David Bruce Winery has... Read more
David Bruce Winery has earned an international reputation throughout its nearly four decades for its dedication to producing the greatest pinot noir in the world. In pursuit of this goal, the winery has adhered to traditional European winemaking practices that trace their lineage back to the early pioneers of winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley. David Bruce Winery has also been at the forefront of efforts to develop innovative new methods that have changed the face of winemaking in California. Read less

External Reviews for David Bruce Petite Sirah Central Coast

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Known for producing extraordinary Pinot Noirs, David Bruce Winery has also achieved the pinnacle of success with Petite Sirah. The 1997 Central Coast vintage is a rich style that offers highly extracted black fruits, woven into ripe jammy flavors and balanced with a subtle toasted oak character. The pure suppleness of this wine makes it great by itself, but if by chance you should get a craving for red meat, try it with a nice, big, juicy, medium-rare, charbroiled porterhouse steak.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The grapes come from several vineyards in Paso Robles and southern Monterey; as a result, the wine displays both bright, spice-tinged fruit and jammy, earthy density. Lush with blackberry, blueberry and white pepper spice, Brucersquo;s Central Coast bottling is not overly tannic. Unlike many Petite Syrahs that require years of patience, it can be drunk now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Blackberry, blueberry and white pepper aromatics lead to bright spice-tinged fruit that is jammy, earthy and dense.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Dark, ripe and plush, with herb, black cherry, pepper and meaty notes, plus a dash of vegetable, finishing with supple tannins. Best from 2000 through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Also fairly-priced, the 1999 Petite Syrah Central Coast must include Grenache in the blend given its notes of kirsch intermixed with cassis. With loads of fruit, medium to full body, and a solidly delineated finish with sweet tannin, this excellent 1999 is the most precocious and flattering of this quartet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Marked by well-focused, stewed plum and beefy cherry and wild berry fruit, itrsquo;s notably smooth for a young Petite. Firms up on the finish, where the tannins show a grittier, earthier side. An excellent value. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Good things are happening at David Bruce winery and as they say, ldquo;the proof is in the puddingrdquo; or in this case, the Petite Syrah. Balance and flavor are the main components I look for in a wine and this baby struts its stuff! The color is deep and inky encircled with a violet aura. Aromatics are perfumed, reminiscent of loganberry and spice mdash; in the mouth the fruit is ripe and jammy, enhanced with sharp focused flavors that are endowed with considerable weight and tannin. This wine is a major leaguer and would easily make the all-star team.


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Stretching in a narrow band from Santa Barbara to the San Francisco Bay, the Central Coast region is characterized by the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean. These grapes come from several vineyards in Paso Robles and southern Monterey. The resulting components display notable differences,some exuding bright,spice-tinged fruit while others are jammy, earthy and dense. The blend in many ways exceeds the sum of these parts,offering blackberry, blueberry and white pepper aromas, with a supple and balanced feel coming from our gentle handling of the fruit. Limiting the influence of new oak allows the fruit to shine through, making this wine versatile with foods, and ready to drink now.

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