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Four Vines Petite Syrah Paso Robles the Heretic 2006

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Old vine Petite Sarah: Big rich layers and layers of black fruit and spice. Be the heretic drink real wine!

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Four Vines Winery:
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began ... Read more
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began planning for bigger things. Then there were TWO. In 1994, Christian partnered with SUSAN A. MAHLER, a brainy and beautiful scientist and pilot, whom he nicknamed “SAM.” Armed with a degree in Earth Science, SAM took an immediate interest in vineyards. Together they created Four Vines Winery featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak “Naked” Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. They relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; bigger, headier wines that are positively explosive in flavor and form, as in the rogue Rhone blend “Anarchy.” Now there are THREE. Christian and SAM worked harder than ever to grow their winery to 14,000 cases, but they needed someone to help share the load. They connected with an old friend from Christian’s childhood, BILL GRANT, a successful entrepreneur and financier. Bill joined Four Vines as an advisor and financier in 2002 and joined the partnership in 2004, growing to approximately 40,000 cases and introducing new wines named Heretic and Phoenix. Bill travels across the country, turning on new audiences to the Four Vines Incident. Makers of fleshy, seductive wines for aficionados and hedonists alike, Four Vines brings a refreshing, playfully irreverent attitude to the industry. Read less

Member Reviews for Four Vines Petite Syrah Paso Robles the Heretic

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Snooth User: oceank8
557082,030
4.00 5
06/17/2008

This petite syrah is a full bodied, silky smooth wine. Full of berries and some chocolate aromas.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
4.00 5
05/01/2009

White pepper nose. Acidic attack with notes of strawberry keep the start of the wine very light. The mid palate has more weight and it finishes on some solid tannins with a lot of pepper. Very nice.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,110
3.00 5
06/28/2009

a big boy, smoky, but it didn't completely blow me away in this price range. I prefer the other two I've had in this series. for some reason, the nose immediately made me think of maple syrup.


Snooth User: ekw590
127408368
2.50 5
05/02/2009

Barnyard notes over Dark Fruit nose, tart dark berries in the mouth followed by chocolate, spice and black pepper. And elevated wood/pith levels -- existing in all the Petite I've tasted so far.


Snooth User: vino4rc
11770143
4.50 5
02/16/2009

This is a very big, well rounded, complex petite sirah. A lot of fruit up front and a nice long finish. One of my favorites.


Snooth User: jaswolf
19483114
4.50 5
06/10/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Four Vines Petite Syrah Paso Robles the Heretic

External Review
10/06/2009

Old vine Petite Sarah: Big rich layers and layers of black fruit and spice. Be the heretic drink real wine!


External Review
10/06/2009

93WS no further case discount



Old vine Petite Sarah: Big rich layers and layers of black fruit and spice. Be the heretic drink real wine!

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