Category Archives: Petite Sirah

Cabernet Sauvignon, J.Lohr, Seven Oaks, Paso Robles, California, 2013, 13.5% abv, C$23

Although Jerry Lohr may have started out small in the 1970s, you could hardly say he stayed that way. Today, his Californian wine empire encompasses vineyards in three regions (Monterey, Paso Robles and Napa) growing grapes on 3,633 acres and … Continue reading

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Petite Syrah, Babylon, Tenbrink Vineyard, Scholium Project, California Red Wine, California, 15.7% abv, 2005

What do wine geeks love to do?  Out geek each other by bringing obscure wines to taste when they visit.  This particular one was hand delivered to Canada by a wine friend whom I met when taking the Court of … Continue reading

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L.A. Cetto, Petite Sirah, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, 2011, 13.5% abv, C$17

They’ve been growing vinifera vines in Mexico since the 1500s and at one point, the King of Spain decreed that each settler would have to plant 1000 vines for each 100 natives ‘granted’ to his lands.  That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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LFE 900 Single Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2008, 14.5% abv.

A wine to love with steak!  Yes!  In honour of Andrew’s 15th birthday, out came this great red Chilean blend. From a  single vineyard wine from Chile’s Colchagua Valley poised at 900m above sea level, this is a delicious wine. It … Continue reading

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The Crusher, Grower’s Selection, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, California, 13.9% abv, 2010

I admit I didn’t know much about Petite Sirah – I thought the name simply signaled a twist on my favourite, Syrah. In fact, it’s a French varietal that is virtually extinct there (since 2002) but that was historically grown in … Continue reading

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