95 Point-Crowd Pleasing, Big, Bold, “Little” Sirah

The new wave of Petite Sirah winemaking going on these days is drawing attention and changing the way this grape is regarded.  Surging forward is the recognition by winemakers, insiders, wine judges and critics that Petite Sirah is a time-tested noble grape that is truly deserving the status as a classic California varietal.  Robert Biale has been producing this varietal for years, and I would say that this might be the best one he has ever produced and for me it deserves the title of “Petite Sirah of the Year”!

A little word play, re-arrange the letters of Royal Punishers to learn the names of Petite Sirah’s parents: Syrah and Peloursin  (SYRAH + PELOURSIN =  ROYAL PUNISHERS)

Robert Biale 2015 Petite Sirah “Royal Punishers” Napa Valley 
Retail 49.00 – GGWC 46.99
FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
Use code BIALE during checkout

OK to mix & match with Biale Zinfandel

This 2015 Royal Punishers Petite Sirah is a plush, pure, and tempting example of Napa Valley red wine at its highest level:  deep, deep blackish blue opaque color, redolent of blueberry, blackberry liqueur, chocolate, dust and a touch of vanilla, with faint aromatics of black tea. Full bodied, intense yet extremely elegant on the mid-palate bursting with bright well-polished fruit that is extremely harmonious.  The firm and velvety tannins make for a gentle giant of a Petite Sirah that will age gracefully for a decade – or possibly two. Definitely a wine of which to stock some extra bottles away for long term gratification.

Winemaker Notes: “Intense deep, dark blue/black color profile. Aromas of plum, quince, violets, figs, molasses, caramel and marbled rye awaken the nose. The entry is soft and weighty, then builds into a broad mid palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish.”

Also check out their limited production  Biale 2015 Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley

Click here or on the links above to order!

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply