#10 Wine of 2019 is Stanton Petite Sirah

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#10 Wine of 2019 2016 Stanton Petite Sirah

2016 Stanton Petite Sirah 

Petite Sirah |  St. Helena |  Wine Spectrum 95 | Buy Here

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“One of the BEST Petite Sirah’s we’ve EVER had…”

This is big, beautiful red has all the Dave Phinney (of Prisoner and Orin Swift fame) hallmarks of winemaking style: a mesmerizing deep violet hue, a nose full of spice and coffee, and a big, powerful, intense mouth filling taste. The finish may be the longest in the history of Sirahs. Stanton Vineyards remains, and will remain, a boutique winery, producing about 800 cases total. This small production allows them to focus on producing both grapes and wine of great character. True Stanton Petite enthusiasts will recognize the consistent balance and structure of this Petite Sirah, and rank it among the very best produced by winemaker, Dave Phinney, who has overseen this and every vintage from start to finish. Only 239 cases produced.

Tasting Notes:

One of the most aromatically compelling Petites you’ll ever come across! It oozes a deep, dark black currant taste of blackberry and blueberry with well-integrated spicy flavors, finishing in a hedonistic display of fruit a la Dave Phinney of Orin Swift fame. It is 100% varietal Petite Sirah grown exclusively on the Stanton Estate Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley

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