Archive for the ‘Petite Sirah’ Category

Likely to live, or likely to die? Cameron Hughes Lot 513 “Triage” Red Blend

Monday, September 19th, 2016 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Cheap and Red, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Unknown! | No Comments »

An anonymous red blend from a negociant, with zero data on the label of what may lie within… what could possibly go wrong? Looking at the bottle you slip into your own form of triage… Buy? Discard? Run away? Buy my ...

Cheap wine, cheap hotels, what could possibly go wrong?  Ghost Signs 2011 Central Coast Petite Sirah

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Several of you may have noticed, your humble author changed jobs and moved a few years back. That job impacted my ability to write for this blog on a regular basis. In many ways it kept me so busy that ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 458, Paso Robles Petite Sirah

Monday, August 15th, 2016 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

As all of you know, I LOVE Petite Sirah.  I also love that American négociant Cameron Hughes. He sells high-quality stuff at VERY reasonable prices. He doesn't do Petite Sirah very often, but when he does it is usually great (not ...

Go-to Favorite: 2012 Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Lake County, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Guenoc is the very first Petite Sirah I ever tasted. It was a long time ago, in a place far, far away. It is consistently good. So good that I can honestly say this glass tastes just the same as ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 348 – 2009 California Field Blend

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I recall hearing Tom Leykis once state that it is a crime to open a Tempranillo before it is ten years old. I'm only four years short of that and it is only 32% Tempranillo, so perhaps this was just ...

Cellar Treasure: Cameron Hughes Lot 386 – 2011 California Field Blend

Monday, July 6th, 2015 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel | No Comments »

It hasn't rained here in so long that I can't recall the feeling of water falling from the sky. As I am finishing dinner I note a few drops on the living room window. Grabbing my bottle and glass I ...

Cellar Treasures: 2002 Parducci Petite Sirah.

Saturday, July 31st, 2010 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | 1 Comment »

An impending move has me clearing out my cellar. I'm starting a new job son in another state that has Mr. & Mrs. Barbarian moving to a new home very soon. As a result I haven't bought very many wines ...

Big Food needs Big Wine

Sunday, January 24th, 2010 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | 1 Comment »

Mrs. Barbarian made a Costco run today, and returned with several industrial-scale boxes filled with foodstuffs. At first I thought she was planning to load a C-130 headed for Haiti, but no… we're supposed to eat it all. Conspicuously absent ...

Mystery Windfall

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 Posted in Oregon, Petite Sirah, Washington State | 1 Comment »

I'll let you in on a not-so-hidden secret: While I like wine quite a bit, I don't know much about wine. When I sit down to share what I thought about any particular wine it is usually a bit after ...

Just Peachy

Friday, August 28th, 2009 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

The Vinagoth loves him some Petite Sirah. While all manner of grapes grace these pages, when it comes to sitting down for some serious swilling your author oftentimes chooses the delectable delights of Dr. Durif. A considerable amount of the ...