Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Contra Costa County Heritage Clones 2005
Tasting Notes :The 2005 Petite Sirah Heritage Clones is a full-bodied, flavorful, mouthfilling wine offering loads of peppery, blackberry, and cherry fruit, surprising density, a supple texture, and beautiful length and richness. This stunner should drink well for 5-8 years or longer.
Expected this to be stronger for a petit syrah. Softer than expected, but still nicely done.
Great, long finish
Great texture , rich, long finish.
Very jammy. Great flavorful wine, easy to drink.
Jammy wine here. Playing the game of acid vs. sweetness and oak. Fun BBQ wine, but the VA is up pretty high if you look for it.
very smooth and enjoyable on a Saturday afternoon
Taste is thin, weak and tannic, Fruitty, one dimensional with a quick finish.
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The 2005 has the same depth and vibrancy as the '04, but there is a brighter note of pink on the rim of the wine. The nose is very different, with cooler blueberry notes up front followed by hints of bakers chocolate, dark berries and light touches o... Mike Supple. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2005 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Heritage Clones 750ml
Appellation: Napa Valley (on Pickett Road) Vineyards: Kenefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard Growers: Tom Kenefick and Al Frediani, respectively Composition: 80% Petite Sirah, 20% Carignane pH: 3.95 Total Acidity: 0.65g/100ml Barrels: 60% French, 40% American oak Production: 3125 cases Release Date: February 2007 Vineyard This fine Petite Sirah comes from two vineyards, Kenefick Ranch and Frediani Vineyard that sit right across from each other on Pickett Road at the foot of the Palisades Mountains in Northern Napa Valley. The vines vary in age from 8 to over 100 years old and are both vertically trellised and head pruned. Cellar Practices and Winemaking The grapes were hand-harvested and transported to the winery. A labor-intensive hand punch-down technique was used to produce a soft, yet intense wine. Aging cooperage was 70 percent French and 30 percent American oak. The two Petite Sirahs and Carignanes were vinified separately before finally being blended. Racking was kept to a minimum, allowing us to produce one of the richest and most intense wines in the Rosenblum portfolio. Winemaker Comments This Petite Sirah is bold, yet elegant with pepper, currants, blackberry and earth tone spice in the bouquet. Flavors are of ripe dense blackberries, hints of vanilla, currants, black olives, and exotic spices. Bringing Carignane into the blend adds a new, broader and softer dimension along with a hint of rose petal in the bouquet to create an old vine Pickett Road taste experience. While this wine should age from 12 to 20 years, dont miss the opportunity to experience it now. Pair this beauty with deep fried, spiced chicken livers or a roasted duckling stuffed with turnips.
A fabulous offering, the 2005 Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard exhibits a dense purple color followed by a sumptuous nose of blueberries, black currants, crushed rocks, and graphite. Full-bodied with admirable concentration and sweet tannin, it sho... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Petite Sirah wine from California in USA. 2005 Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah Pickett Road Vineyard 750ml
Wine Tasting NotesThis exotically colored wine from a Northern California cool climate shows great balance with a good acid and tannin backbone. It also possesses an intense fruit-driven bouquet showing black cherries, currants and dark plums with elements of black pepper, anise and violets.
Appellation: San Francisco Bay Vineyards: Cecchini, Diablo Vista, Madruga, Pato, Salman Farms Composition: 100% Petite Sirah pH: 4.06 Total Acidity: 0.66g/100ml Barrels: 60% American, 40% French oak Production: 5750 cases Release Date: February 2007 Vineyard This rich, spicy Petite Sirah is produced from vineyards located on the foot of Mt. Diablo at the edge of the San Francisco Bay. This area has a rich history of quality grape production dating back more than 120 years. The vineyards are planted with two selections of Petite Sirah, both from 80 to 100 years old. The individual vineyards that encompass this wine all have their own aromatic and flavor profiles. Blended together, we have created an incredible example of what Contra Costa can achieve with this wonderful varietal. Cellar Practices and Winemaking The individual vineyards were harvested and fermented separately. The wines were aged as separate lots before being blended. To add character and nuance, this wine benefited from Rosenblum Cellars cutting edge barrel and yeast programs, which include over 55 coopers from around the world and 30 strains of yeast. Once blended, the wines aged without racking again until bottling. For this wine we applied a very gentle, hands-off approach to the winemaking. We find the less we work on certain wines, the more we get out of them. Winemaker Comments This wine exhibits great color with a bouquet and flavors of ripe blackberries, plums, chocolate, black pepper, violets and spice. Contra Costa will soon be known as the Mecca for Petite Sirah. This wine is amazing both in aromatics and flavors, not to mention the color, which is jet black. The perfect wine for hearty fare such as mixed sausage ragu, barbecue smoked prime rib, leg of lamb on a bed of thyme, or a good old-fashioned pot roast.