Windsor Vineyards Classic Series Petite Sirah North Coast 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

2002 was a killer vintage on the California North Coast, no exceptions. The year began with average rainfall, the growing season was generally mild and long, and no rain fell before harvest. With these perfect conditions, grapes hung longer on the vine, resulting in intense, ripe berries with deep color and complex flavors, and produced rich, luscious wines. And if you love big red wine, you'll love Petite Sirah. This varietal's name belies its anything-but-petite, opulent and tannic nature. True to the varietal, our 2002 Petite Sirah is full bodied and pours deep, dark garnet red, with inky burgundy edges hugging the glass. Fruit rich and mouth-filling, this wine sports great legs and shows substantial black fruit flavors and a warm, tannic finish. Decant this wine for an exciting flavor progression and for your maximum enjoyment. It's delicious with smoked cheeses and salty, full-flavored Italian meats such as Sopressata salame and Prosciutto. Medals Received: 2005 Int'l. Eastern Wine Competition - Gold 2005 Riverside Int'l. Wine Competition - Gold 2006 California State Fair - Silver/Best of Class 2005 California State Fair - Silver 2005 Orange County Fair - Silver 2005 North of the Gate Sonoma-Marin Fair - Silver 2005 San Diego Int'l. Wine Competition - Silver 2005 West Coast Wine Competition - Silver 2005 Pacific Rim Int'l. (National Orange Show) - Silver 2005 Finger Lakes Int'l. Wine Competition - Silver 2005 Los Angeles County Fair "Wines of the World" - Bronze

Region: USA » California » North Coast

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Color: Red
Varietal: Petite Sirah
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Windsor Vineyards:
Windsor Vineyards was founded by wine legend Rodney Strong in 1959, in Tiburon on San Francisco Bay. His Victorian cottage served as home, office and tasting room. In those early days, so many customers asked Strong to reserve their favorite wines that he started putting their names on the labels. One innovation followed another when he decided to ship direct to his customers, who bought the wi... Read more
Windsor Vineyards was founded by wine legend Rodney Strong in 1959, in Tiburon on San Francisco Bay. His Victorian cottage served as home, office and tasting room. In those early days, so many customers asked Strong to reserve their favorite wines that he started putting their names on the labels. One innovation followed another when he decided to ship direct to his customers, who bought the wines for personal use and for holiday gift ideas. Personalized wine labels and direct shipping caught on, and so was born the Windsor Vineyards tradition. Windsor Vineyards grew quickly with its high quality wines, value prices and custom wine labels. Strong moved Windsor to Healdsburg in 1961 to be closer to his vineyard properties. He later established another winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards, in the same location. As one of the oldest wineries in the country and the nation's first winery to ship direct to consumers, Windsor Vineyards is the earliest pioneer in creating ease of access for consumers nationwide who wish to enjoy a relationship directly with the wine producer. We have proudly served our customers via catalog, mailings and telephone for almost 50 years. Of course you can now find us on the web as well, and you can visit us in our Tiburon, California tasting room. Most recently, in April of 2007, Windsor Vineyards was purchased by Vintner Patrick Roney, who also owns ultra-premium Girard Winery in Napa. Mr. Roney has continued Windsor's long consumer-friendly tradition with direct sales to consumers and businesses and personalized wine label opportunities (such as custom corporate logo labels, custom labels for wedding favors and holiday wine gift ideas). He is also launching a new era for Windsor as he develops his newly-acquired 40-acre estate vineyard property located in the Russian River Valley in Healdsburg. Read less

2002 was a killer vintage on the California North Coast, no exceptions. The year began with average rainfall, the growing season was generally mild and long, and no rain fell before harvest. With these perfect conditions, grapes hung longer on the vine, resulting in intense, ripe berries with deep color and complex flavors, and produced rich, luscious wines. And if you love big red wine, you'll love Petite Sirah. This varietal's name belies its anything-but-petite, opulent and tannic nature. True to the varietal, our 2002 Petite Sirah is full bodied and pours deep, dark garnet red, with inky burgundy edges hugging the glass. Fruit rich and mouth-filling, this wine sports great legs and shows substantial black fruit flavors and a warm, tannic finish. Decant this wine for an exciting flavor progression and for your maximum enjoyment. It's delicious with smoked cheeses and salty, full-flavored Italian meats such as Sopressata salame and Prosciutto. Medals Received: 2005 Int'l. Eastern Wine Competition - Gold 2005 Riverside Int'l. Wine Competition - Gold 2006 California State Fair - Silver/Best of Class 2005 California State Fair - Silver 2005 Orange County Fair - Silver 2005 North of the Gate Sonoma-Marin Fair - Silver 2005 San Diego Int'l. Wine Competition - Silver 2005 West Coast Wine Competition - Silver 2005 Pacific Rim Int'l. (National Orange Show) - Silver 2005 Finger Lakes Int'l. Wine Competition - Silver 2005 Los Angeles County Fair "Wines of the World" - Bronze

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