Eos Petite Sirah 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very chocolaty nose with white pepper, cured meats, ground coffee and dried cherry tones. A little bit of sweet tea and flowers in the background, lots of complexity but in a fresh, clean style. Real polish on entry with the acid on top of fairly rich fruit with nicely enmeshed tannins. Nice fruit here, definitely not a sweet style but with nice fresh black cherry and black currant tones. Really well balanced and fresh feeling this doesn’t seem tiring to drink. A touch inky and blocky on the fairly long finish that offers up nice hints of tea, candied orange peel and licorice. 91pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Eos Petite Sirah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,708
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/01/2009

Very chocolaty nose with white pepper, cured meats, ground coffee and dried cherry tones. A little bit of sweet tea and flowers in the background, lots of complexity but in a fresh, clean style. Real polish on entry with the acid on top of fairly rich fruit with nicely enmeshed tannins. Nice fruit here, definitely not a sweet style but with nice fresh black cherry and black currant tones. Really well balanced and fresh feeling this doesn’t seem tiring to drink. A touch inky and blocky on the fairly long finish that offers up nice hints of tea, candied orange peel and licorice. 91pts


Member Reviews for Eos Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 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.


Snooth User: WineAdventurer
9029212
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2011

I just purchased the EOS 2004 *Brothers Ranch Vineyard" Petite Sirah - but they also make a "Cupa Grandis" (and possibly a Reserve). It was the Cupa Grandis that won awards - I can't find any info for awards earned by the Brothers Ranch bottling: from www.esovintage.com: Cupa Grandis 2004 Petite Sirah GOLD MEDAL 2008 American Wine Society Competition RECOMMENDED "OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD" The Wine Buzz, Sept/Oct 2008 2003 Vintage Highlights BEST PETITE SIRAH Wine & Spirits 21st Annual Buying Guide, Winter 2007 GOLD MEDAL, 94 POINTS 2007 California State Fair Wine Competition 93 POINTS Wine & Spirits, 8/07 91 POINTS The Wine Report, 9-10/07 RECOMMENDED The Wine Investor Buyer's Guide, 3/07


External Reviews for Eos Petite Sirah

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Vintage: 2008 01/16/2012

Full bodied with aromas of bing cherries, dried currants, black pepper, and almond extract. On the palate are flavors of cherry fruit, toasted almonds, and espresso. The finish is smooth and round, leaving a lingering embrace.



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