Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes The Petite Sirah is deep purple in color with a bright hue. Ripe blackberry aromas mingle with tof...

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Rating 90, Amazing full bodied wine with a leathery almost port wine like nose. Strong tannins and berry fruit. For this price you can't go wrong! Read more

Dark purple in the glass. Fruit forward and jammy with dark berries. Hints of oak and a slightly smoky flavor. The finish has a little bit of a ... Read more

I really enjoyed this one last night. Dark blackberry flavors and heavy mocha finish. Very full and heavy wine. Still had a since of dryness to ... Read more

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Snooth User: Wolle
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4.00 5
09/08/2009

Rating 90, Amazing full bodied wine with a leathery almost port wine like nose. Strong tannins and berry fruit. For this price you can't go wrong!

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Snooth User: ttutony
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3.00 5
02/14/2009

Dark purple in the glass. Fruit forward and jammy with dark berries. Hints of oak and a slightly smoky flavor. The finish has a little bit of a chocolate note to it. Medium body with somewhat firm tannins.


Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
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3.50 5
02/12/2010

I really enjoyed this one last night. Dark blackberry flavors and heavy mocha finish. Very full and heavy wine. Still had a since of dryness to it. I will buy that one again.


Snooth User: Jimmy Cocktail
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3.00 5
03/05/2010

This wine is an intensely dark plum color that seems to suck the light into it. It has a nose rich in blackberries along with hints of leather and smoke. You expect this to be a big, chewy wine but the winemaker has done an excellent job of softening it a bit. It is still a big, fruit forward wine without being jammy. You can taste the blackberry and smoke and it has a light tannic finish that lasts a bit but doesn’t linger forever. There is a lot of alcohol in this wine, 14.5%, but it doesn’t assault you nose or palate. Overall, this is a wine for red meat and pasta but something that can be sipped as well. The tannins will let it age well but not as long as the super tannic California reds will. This is an excellent example of a winemaker extracting the best elements a particular grape has to offer and coaxing these elements into something very much more than expected.


Snooth User: jternes
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3.00 5
03/15/2009

Opens up to a darker fruit and longer finish


Snooth User: SetarconeX
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3.00 5
05/05/2009

Deep purple. Ever so slightly herbaceous, with a fairly large amount of dark cherry flavor. Not too astringent. Really Petit Syrah 101 here. Nothing to fancy. Nothing that stands out. Not bad in any way. Just your basic table wine.


Snooth User: pbeeson
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2.50 5
09/21/2009

A little TOO fruity and smooth. Possibly better with food than drinking alone.


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External Reviews for Mcmanis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah California

External Review
05/19/2011

The 2003 Petite Sirah's dense ruby/purple color is followed by brooding notes of earth, black fruits,. and spice, a good palate texture, and fresh acidity. While there is little depth or finish, Petite Sirah's classic peppery, black fruit character is well-displayed. Even though it is superficial, it is well made and ideal for drinking over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Lovely, complex flavors of blackberries sprinkled with pepper, balsamic and vanilla, and gentle, lush tannins. Fully dry, but too soft to score higher.


External Review
05/19/2011

Ultra-dry, tannic, full-bodied, strong and red, this country-style wine is something you'd drink with barbecued ribs. The flavors of blackberries and coffee are enriched by some oak.


External Review
05/19/2011

Just like blueberry jam. It's incredibly supple and lively for a Petite, with ripe tannins, a decent complexity and notes of spicy oak and licorice. Drink now.


External Review
04/12/2011

Dark purple in color, with a bright hue, the McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah has a dense, jammy Boysenberry aroma, which is accompanied by a creamy vanilla and slightly smoky character. The win


External Review
05/19/2011

Scads of freshly cracked black pepper show up in this wine, with its raspberry jam and sandalwood flavors. It's soft and simple and slightly sweet, but pretty good for the price.


External Review
05/19/2011

Shows the dry astringency, sharp acidity and bitterness of a fine, young Petite Sirah, with currant and pepper flavors accented with smoky oak. Doesn't seem likely to develop, so drink now with hearty fare, like pasta with sausages.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Petite Sirah is deep purple in color with a bright hue. Ripe blackberry aromas mingle with toffee and clove. Succulent dark fruit flavors are copious in this full-bodied wine. The long mocha finish is absent of any astringency that you might expect to find in such a big dark wine.

Wine Tasting Notes The Petite Sirah is deep purple in color with a bright hue. Ripe blackberry aromas mingle with toffee and clove. Succulent dark fruit flavors are copious in this full-bodied wine. The long mocha finish is absent of any astringency that you might expect to find in such a big dark wine.

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