Archive for the ‘Petite Sirah’ Category

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 ...

Two off-character lumps

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Let's say it is your dream to drive an exotic or classic sports car. You have spent a lifetime yearning for the smell of leather and oil, the wind in your hair, and most of all the unique exhaust note ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 70, Lodi Petite Sirah

Friday, November 21st, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Lodi, Petite Sirah | 1 Comment »

(Apologies for the horrible photo, I'm just not very good with a camera! Not to worry though all Cameron Hughes Wines look the same and I have another one queued up to review soon... I'll get a better shot... promise!) Not ...

“Any man who packs a big bore Sharps carbine could come in mighty handy, if we’re attacked by buffalo… or elephants.”

Friday, November 21st, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

"...or a bottle of Petite Sirah!" The immortal words of Rooster Cogburn, a man with True Grit. This bottle went down after being holed with a corkscrew, no need for the big bore gun. A tasty 2004 Petite Sirah, hailing from ...

Carver Sutro 2004 Petite Sirah

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 Posted in California, Napa, On Somebody Else's Tab, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Forgive me reader, for I have spent. I classify this under my "on somebody else's tab" category as it is an expensive wine... but I'll admit, I spent my own hard earned money to acquire it. To be honest it ...

Foppiano Petite Sirah

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

This is a Russian River Valley Sirah. I paid about $15 for it and like just about every Petite Sirah, I really enjoyed it. So much so that I'm quite sleepy and at a loss for words. Must be good!    

2005 Spellbound Petite Sirah

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Last night we had a thunderstorm, followed by a huge blood red full moon rising over the hills to the east. Mrs. Barbarian was cooking up some amazing stuffed flank steak things she found somewhere, so I figured nothing short ...

Four Vines’ “The Heretic” … a Petite Sirah I’d kill you for.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008 Posted in California, On Somebody Else's Tab, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Last month while out on a business trip I attended a dinner with a potential client. We enjoyed a great dinner in a steak house with a great view. Being a classless barbarian I hogged the wine list while everyone ...