This bottle was singing with a little air. Inky purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has boysenberries, a touch of char with an earthy note and a slight menthol note on the back end. Full bodied with a great texture. The palate has boysenberry fruit and black pepper with underlying char. deep yet already accessible. This is a big hearty wine but compared to prior vintages this seems to be maturing, or at least opening, a bit faster. Nothing wrong with that especially for Petite. Delicious. This should continue to open and mature and drink well for the next ten to fif
Great showing for this wine. One of the best Petite Sirah vineyards! This is inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with boysenberries, gravel, violets and spice. Full bodied. Lots of energy. This is big but not over the top (especially for Petite). Lots of black raspberry fruit over a gravelly bed. Some peppery notes too. Medium tannins. Long finish. This should continue to evolve for another five to seven years and drink well for ten after that. It is also delicious today. Drinks great on its own, this will work with roasted veggies or meats.
This is one wine that I almost never open this young. But, you know what? It was great! Sure, it might improve. Probably will, but this is delicious right now. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with boysenberries, slight black raspberries, slight floral notes, and a bit of asphalt. Full bodied with firm tannins. That said, they are a great example of polished tannins despite being mouth coating, they are inviting. Layers of boysenberry fruit over gravel with slight crushed fall leaves. Long finish. This probably will continue to develop over the next ten
2013 Halcon Vineyards Petite Sirah Tierra Theopolis Vineyard, USA, California, Mendocino, Yorkville Highlands, Wine Review
This is one of my favorite Petite Sirahs out there. At age 7, this is still a youngster, but it is delicious. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has boysenberries, char and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, this is intense. Lots of precision. Very deep. Boysenberries over a char base. Great balance. Delicious. Long finish. Great value, too! This should drink well for another ten to fifteen years, but it is so good now. Works great on its own or with spicy foods or fatty foods.
This is 84% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah and 3% Viognier. It is probably my favorite wine in the Keplinger stable. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, gravel, anise and black pepper. Full bodied. Juicy acidity. On the palate, black raspberries, blueberries over char and gravel. Long finish. This is open and drinking well now but will undoubtedly continue to develop and improve over the next seven to ten years. It should drink well for ten to twelve more after that. A nice match for burgers or ribs off the grill.
I am a big fan of the Helen Keplinger wines. This one is 84% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah, and 3% Viognier. It does need some cellaring or lots of air if serving now, but it is delicious. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, blueberries, smoke, slight charred earth and black pepper. On the palate, this is a big wine, but has great delineation. Layers, tightly packed of blueberries, black raspberries and charred wood. Great energy. This probably needs about five to eight more years until peak and should drink beautifully for ten to twelve after that. I
The D vs G stands for David versus Goliath. This is a blend of Shiraz, Marselan, Carignan, and Petite Sirah. Purple in color with a thin ruby rim. The nose has black raspberries, black cherries, spice and slight tobacco. Medium bodied. On the palate, the black raspberries come thru over a gravel base. Moderate acidity. Right now, the Carignan and Shiraz dominate the blend but the Petite gives it a nice backbone. It will be interesting to see how it ages. This drinks nicely on its own and will work well with grilled meats or fowl.
Petite Sirah is a very interesting grape. Some wines are made to be consumed young but most need a little to a long time. This one is not quite there but almost. It is a grape that might be better suited to blending although its fans are strong (of which I am one). The flavors are deep and intense but not boisterous. This one is deep purple in color. The nose has boysenberries, slight plums, dark chocolate and tarragon. With air, a bit of black pepper. On the palate, this is medium bodied. The boysenberries and plums come thru with an underlying gravelly note. Nice balance. It re
This is the second vintage for a Red Wine Blend and I far prefer this to the 2015 version. it is a blend of 42% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 19% "Port Grapes, and 18% Syrah. Yes, Port wine grapes can be a wide variety but I have no idea what they used and that the grapes are from Mendocino. But, for $20 retail, no need to get hung up on that. Right now it seems the Zinfandel and to a lesser extent the Syrah dominate the blend although that might change with time. It is made by Rich Parducci. This utilizes a cork (unlike the Chardonnay) Ruby in color with purple swirls. The nose has
What a great showing for this wine. Consumed over two nights, this was better on the second night. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with boysenberries, charred gravel, spices and slight black licorice. Full bodied. Wonderful texture. This has a nice depth and complexity which did not show until the second day. Firm tannins. Nice black raspberry fruit with underlying char. Nice finish. Delicious. These need more time, but if opening soon, give it a long decant. Probably best to wait five to seven years and it will be god for ten to fifteen more after that. I