Archive for the ‘Petite Sirah’ Category

Amazing Petite Sirah: 2009 Marietta, Alexander Valley

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 Posted in Alexander Valley, California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

I bought two bottles of this wine many years ago. Paid around $15/bottle. One of the benefits of having an extensive cellar is forgetting/losing/ignoring items for a while. While that would fail miserably in any other foodstuff, with wine it ...

Best Adapted… anything. 2012 Adaptation, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Friday, January 11th, 2019 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Napa, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

I bought this wine years ago from The Accidental Wine Company. Can't recall what I paid, but I doubt it was very much. It's been laying around my cellar for at least six years. I opened it tonight. Wow! I'm kicking myself ...

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Vasco Urbano Brunswick Petite Sirah 2013

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Livermore, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Last summer the USA experienced a total solar eclipse, and for those of us who were able to get into the totality it was an amazing experience. The wine I enjoyed tonight served as a reminder, as when I held ...

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 | 1 Comment »

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 ...