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Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah 2004

Member Review by drock72:

fantastic winery, great people

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Vincent Arroyo Winery:
Vincent Arroyo Winery produces over 8,000 cases from estate vineyards. Every year we make Chardonnay, Cabernet, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Sangiovese and a couple red blends. In fact, our dogs make wine! We consider Petite Sirah to be our signature wine, and develop those vineyards into several different bottlings: Napa Valley Petite Sirah, which is a blend of our many Petite Sirah vineyards; 2 v... Read more
Vincent Arroyo Winery produces over 8,000 cases from estate vineyards. Every year we make Chardonnay, Cabernet, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Sangiovese and a couple red blends. In fact, our dogs make wine! We consider Petite Sirah to be our signature wine, and develop those vineyards into several different bottlings: Napa Valley Petite Sirah, which is a blend of our many Petite Sirah vineyards; 2 vineyard designated Petite Sirahs, Greenwood Ranch and Rattlesnake Acres; a Winemaker’s Reserve Petite Sirah, which is barrel-aged for 34 months; and a Petite Sirah Port. Most of these wines are sold on a waiting-list basis. Read less

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Snooth User: drock72
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5.00 5
07/20/2007

fantastic winery, great people


Snooth User: mpw133
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4.50 5
01/23/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Seeking a change from his career as a mechanical engineer in the Silicon Valley, the very humble, self-effacing Vincent Arroyo went up to the North end of Napa Valley in the early 1970s and purchased the 23-acre Greenwood Ranch property. Today the property is 85-acres, most of it still tended by Vincent himself, who has established a reputation as a Petite Sirah master. For years he sold some of his excellent fruit to notable producers including Turley (Rattlesnake Acres) but is now concentrating on bottling everything under his own label. He has such a loyal following for his wines including the Petite Sirah, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Petite Sirah blend, “Entrada”, that his sales are exclusively consumer direct. His signature deeply colored, lip-smacking Petite Sirah has thesweet-tart character of height of season blackberries, huckleberries, and boysenberries, with Herbs de Provence and pink peppercornnotes. This chewy, vibrantly flavored food-friendly wine is a slam dunk for any meal, from a finger-licking BBQ to an elegant table set with the softest Frette linens.



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