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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,... Read more
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 ... Read more
Scents of burnt sugar and raspberries. Tart at the start (lemony, believe it or not) with a smoky finish. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Eos Petite Sirah
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
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.
Scents of burnt sugar and raspberries. Tart at the start (lemony, believe it or not) with a smoky finish.
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.
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
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