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Eos Petite Sirah 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 vintage was a good balanced growing year with good rain during the previous winter and an extended ripening season. Crop loads were average for crop loads. This enabled the vine to ripen the characters along with the sugar for balance.

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EOS Estate Winery:
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations... Read more
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations. In 2008, Eos launched a $5 million project to install a cutting-edge solar system to power the winery and tasting room operations. More than two acres of ground-mounted tracking solar arrays now supply all electrical power for the winery and tasting room, and additional roof-mounted solar arrays provide all water-heating needs. Eos is the largest winery on California's Central Coast to run completely on alternative energy. Guided tours of the solar power system are available to visitors upon request. Other investments have resulted in extensive winery improvements, including a super-high-tech wine lab, and the replanting of several vineyard blocks. We also recruited a new Director of Winemaking, Nathan Carlson, lured by our commitment to sustainable agriculture and the use of solar energy to provide energy needs. A native of rural Minnesota and a key member of winemaking teams in Central California and Oregon's Dundee Hills, Carlson has more than a decade of winemaking experience, and is known as an expert in regional climate and weather patterns. A cypress-lined drive leads up to the hospitality center, where visitors can taste their way through a complimentary flight of wines. Eos encourages guests to sit outdoors amid the lush gardens, shaded by palm, olive, and oak trees, and enjoy the scenic views of the sun-splashed vineyards and rolling hills of this eco-friendly estate. Tastings: Reserve tasting $10.00, Estate tasting $5.00 The Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Moscato, Malbec, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Zinfandel Port Specialty: Estate-grown, block-designate Petite Sirah Of Special Note: Picnic area. Limited reserve, special blends, and Cupa Grandis wines are available only in the tasting room Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
09/29/2009

Very zin-like in its sweet juiciness. Dark blueberries and raspberries on the palate. This is very hedonistic with a dessert wine feel. The finish contains some key lime pie. I would not guess this was petite sirah in a blind tasting. I decided to pair this with beef tortellini and marinara sauce and it went really well.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
07/16/2009

Scents of burnt sugar and raspberries. Tart at the start (lemony, believe it or not) with a smoky finish.


Snooth User: Neil Watson
98975684
4.00 5
02/15/2012

While the classic berry aromas and tastes come through clearly in this Petite Sirah, I was most surprised by two aspects. First, on the nose there is a hint of sea-air. Even more wonderful, it is followed by a distinctly present salted-caramel taste which makes it, in my limited experience, quite unique and wonderful delicious.



Tasting Notes:

NOSE: Dark plumb, Raspberry, Black cherry, and blue berry introduce this wine to the senses with hints of licorice, smoke, and leather. MOUTH: Bright fruit of Raspberry introduce the pallet to the darker fruit characters of briery blackberry, cassis, and blueberry leading into rich velvety textures. FINISH: A wonderful medium length finish with silky textures of leather, smoke, and bakers chocolate round out the wine.

The 2006 vintage was a good balanced growing year with good rain during the previous winter and an extended ripening season. Crop loads were average for crop loads. This enabled the vine to ripen the characters along with the sugar for balance.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Barrel aged 24 months in 55% neutral oak, 33% new American oak, 10% two-year-old French, 1% new French oak, 1% two-year-old American oak

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: .52 grams per liter

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