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Petite Temptations at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ ~ Pet Project Benefits, East Bay SPCA

Everything we do at PS I Love You is Petite, it seems, and the upcoming silent auction for Dark & Delicious 2013 is no exception. A portion of the this year’s proceeds will be donated to the East Bay SPCA.

ANDIS WINES ~ VALUE: $250

Tour for up to 12 people with the winemaker and 2 bottles of our 2010 Petite Sirah

One great night in Amador was enough for Andrew Friedlander (Founder and Noted Wine Consumer) to move his Aloha shirts to the Plymouth, in the Sierra Foothills where he could enjoy the unique wines and flavors of Amador County. After fifty years in Hawaii where he co-founded and built the largest commercial real estate company in the state, and while still actively involved with the business today, Andy started planning the next phase of his life. Having lived part-time in Napa for ten years, Andy was familiar with the art of fine wine and, we must admit, the consumption of fine wine. He loves opening a bottle of Andis wine with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion or any Tuesday night.

ARATAS ~ VALUE: $80

2009 Aratas Petite Sirah And a Nuance aerator (aerator/finer/cork)
Wine Spectator “2013 Editors’ Pick”

ARATAS represents the best of old world tradition and new world viticulture. A labor of love cultivated between cross country friends celebrates its encore vintage. Named in honor of co-founding brothers John and Mickey Chohany’s Hungarian heritage, “Aratas”, a harvest of gold, is an abundant single vineyard designate Petite Sirah. Like the friends who founded the brand, this varietal born from Syrah and Peloursin, is hearty with perseverance. The stock of this American Heritage Varietal originally from far away land, has grown up to represent the very best of California terroir.

ARTEZIN ~ VALUE: $108

2009 Petite Sirah Garzini Ranch (3-pack)

Dark and deep garnet red with high tones of blueberry are quickly followed by black fruit aromas of blackberry, cherry, licorice, and cassis. Black and blue fruit expressions carry onto the palate, followed by baker’s chocolate. The texture is thick and coating, yet smooth as velvet. The tannins are young, but very elegant, leading to an exceptionally long finish.

AVER FAMILY VINEYARDS ~ VALUE: $230.00

A Vertical of Aver Family Vineyards “Blessings”
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

The 2006-2008 are no longer available to consumers.
Discover the rich and enchanting flavors of our estate grown Petite Sirah. Blessings’ dark, dark color displays a layered nose of blueberry, olallieberry, graphite and spice notes. This wine is focused, complex and big. Blessings’ great fruit intensity, complex structure and elegant tannins make it very approachable while young but will benefit from cellar aging. Decanting for one to two hours is recommended to enjoy now.

BALLENTINE VINEYARDS ~ VALUE: $120.00

One (1) 3L Bottle of 2008 Ballentine Vineyards Petite Sirah, Fig Tree Vineyard

This Petite Sirah balances the best of jammy blueberry and boysenberry fruit classic of the variety, with the floral elements and accented by a very mild caramel macchiato. The palate of the wine is immense, bringing back memories of Grandma’s boysenberry pie!

BARRA OF MENDOCINO ~ VALUE: $100.00

Collectors’ Wooden Box Containing Three (3) Bottles of Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirahs

  1. 2008 Bella Dolce Petite Sirah Dessert Wine
  2. 2007 Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah
  3. 2003 Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah

This is a rare opportunity to taste an older vintage Petite, perhaps having your own vertical.

BOGLE VINEYARD & WINERY ~ VALUE: $100.00

One (1) 3-Liter 2010 Bogle Winery Petite Sirah

California’s largest producer of Petite Sirah, this is their flagship variety, and it’s a favorite with many, many people throughout the United States… It’s a crowd pleaser.

CARICA ~ VALUE: $36.00

One (1) 750 ml. bottle of 2009 Petite Sirah ‘Kick Ranch’ Sonoma County

It’s 100 percent Petite Sirah, with spice notes, a rich finish, and mellow tannins, this Petite Sirah is approachable now and can be cellared for many more years.

CARICA ~ VALUE: $30

A certificate For a Tasting

A certificate for a tasting of Carica wines for 2 people (over 21 of course) at our shared Tasting Room, the Alameda Vintners Club. Value is $30.00. A copy of the certificate is attached for your information. It will expire on 8/31/2013.

CLAYHOUSE ~ VALUE: $400

Etched 3-Liter of 2009 Clayhouse Petite Signed by the Winemaker

A true collectors’ item, this 3-Liter of Clayhouse Petite Sirah represents our passion for wine, which compels us to pursue a traditional, time-honored approach to winemaking. Each offering is carefully crafted from select grapes, hand-picked from small vineyard blocks that over the years have proven their ability to produce exciting wines. The result is a refined, well-balanced wine, with elegant textures and flavors; wine that clearly expresses the varietal, while reflecting the distinctive appeal of Paso Robles.

COCOTUTTI ~ VALUE: $150.00

Large Box of Delectable Confections

CocoTutti, an award-winning San Francisco confectioner, has included original chocolate and caramel creations as well as updated classics within this 4-layer, 64-piece box of handmade delights. Their confections are created from housemade organic jams and locally sourced ingredients.

COCOTUTTI ~ VALUE: $75.00

Box of Delectable Confections

CocoTutti, an award-winning San Francisco confectioner, has included original chocolate and caramel creations as well as updated classics within this 2-layer, 32-piece box of handmade delights. Their confections are created from housemade organic jams and locally sourced ingredients.

CONCANNON VINEYARD ~ VALUE: $225.00

3-Liter 2009 Captain Joe’s Petite Sirah

The 2009 Captain Joe’s Petite Sirah, Reserve is a soft, creamy wine with aromas of nutmeg, clove, and blackberry that leads to a velvety, smoky finish. Pair with grilled chicken with a side of mixed greens topped with bleu cheese and cranberry balsamic.

CONCANNON VINEYARD ~ VALUE: $240.00

Tour & Tasting for Group of 8 People with the historic producer of Petite Sirah

Concannon Vineyard has a proud history of “Firsts.” Always an industry leader, Concannon is the first successful winery to be founded by an Irish immigrant. When James Concannon planted white Bordeaux cuttings in the late 1800s, we became one of the first wineries to make Bordeaux-style wines in California. In 1950, we hired the first professional, female winemaker, Katherine Vajda. In 1961, we introduced America’s First Petite Sirah, sparking a love affair with the variety.  Taste and enjoy their fabulous wines with a group of your favorite Friends…

DELECTUS WINERY ~ VALUE: $134.00

One (1) Magnum of 2005 Petite Sirah, Spring Mountain Vineyard

Vivacious aromas of marionberries, white pepper, burnt caramel, teriyaki beef jerky, black olives and French Vanilla ice cream. The mouth is powerful and exuberant, full of cloves, coffee beans, mouth-coating tannins and a bit of minerality. The rolling finish is lengthy and satisfying.

DON SEBASTIANI & SONS ~ VALUE: $125

One (1) 3-Liter of 2010 The Crusher Petite Sirah

The nose of this inky purple colored wine is rich and complex with aromas of blueberry and cassis with a hint of spearmint. The palate is supple and tannic with lip-smacking caramel and French vanilla sappiness followed by a ripe cassis finish. The wine has balanced acidity and firm tannins and worth aging for a few years. (from getwineonline.com)

ESTRELLA CREEK ~ VALUE: $110

Four (4) Estrella Creek Wines
2005 Petite Sirah
2007 Stargazer
2008 Moondancer
2010 Eclipse

Delight in the flavors of the Mays family: Peter and Beverly bought their 40 acre Paso Robles property in 1977. After a few years spending weekends and holidays shaping the undeveloped land, the Mays family made the final move from the San Francisco Bay area in 1981. We have called the 40-acre ranch home ever since.

F. TELDESCHI WINERY ~ VALUE: $72

Two (2) Bottles of F. Teldeschi 2000 Petite Sirah

The sign in the driveway of the Teldeschi ranch in Dry Creek Valley says, “Parking for Italians Only.” Inside the house, the same rule seems to be enforced. The kitchen is commandeered by Caterina Teldeschi. Tomato sauce is simmering on the stove, along with steamed vegetables and rolls of sauteed beef. On 70 acres in various parts of Dry Creek Valley, the Teldeschis grow Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, some Cabernet, a little Gamay, some Malvasia, Cinsault and more.

FIELD STONE WINERY ~ VALUE: $160.00

Private Tour and Tasting for up to Six (6) People

Field Stone Winery has a vineyard of Petite Sirah that’s over 130 years old. The historic vineyard is a must see for any Petite aficionado. You’ll enjoy Field Stone’s wine with a delicious Cheese Plate. This history Alexander Valley winery has a lot to offer, including vineyard tranquility… Bring a picnic and linger longer…

FIELD STONE WINERY ~ VALUE: $210.00

2 Bottles Each of Field Stone Petites

2011 Rose of Petite Sirah
2008 Staten Family Reserve Petite Sirah
2009 Staten Family Reserve Port

Field Stone Winery has a vineyard of Petite Sirah that’s over 130 years old. The historic vineyard is a must see for any Petite aficionado. You’ll enjoy Field Stone’s wine with a delicious Cheese Plate. This history Alexander Valley winery has a lot to offer, including vineyard tranquility… Bring a picnic and linger longer…

GUSTAFSON FAMILY ESTATE VINEYARDS ~ VALUE $1,090

A very exclusive offer… One (1) Night For Four (4) People in the Vineyards:

Arrive in the afternoon on a Friday (preferably). You’ll have a brief tour of the vineyards, share conversations and barrel tasting. Dinner will be with your host and proprietor Dan Gustafson, while exploring Gustafson Family Vineyards library wines. You’ll enjoy breakfast in the morning with Dan, also. This gorgeous Dry Creek Valley home, which sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet, overlooks Lake Sonoma to the north and Mount St. Helena to the East. You’ll be able to enjoy the pool and the privacy that this location enjoys high above Dry Creek Valley. This offer is between June 1 and October 31, 2013.

(Subject to availability. Email info@psiloveyou.org for full contact information.) www.gfvineyard.com

HANDAL DENIER VINEYARDS: VALUE: $140.00

Two (2) bottles of 2009 Petite Sirah (rare!)
Two (2) bottles 2010 Petite Sirah

Dick Handal, a long time grower of Petite Sirah in Healdsburg, California, is now also an artisan wine producer. His Petite Sirah is award winning, and now you can also taste his wines.

HARNEY LANE WINERY ~ VALUE: $100

Three (3) bottles of Petite Sirah in Wooden Logo Box

At Harney Lane Winery, we take great family pride in crafting palate friendly wines to suit any occasion. Our wines are meant to be enjoyed with friends and family who believe anytime is a great time to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life: Love, Laughter, and Family.

The wine: A rich, heady intro of currant and blackberries on the nose lets you know this is going to be one smooth sipping session! Inky flavors of black fruit and plums duet seamlessly while smoky spice and worn leather provide velvety back-up on the finish. Ah, sweet music on the lips!

J. BALDWIN WINERY ~ VALUE: $105.00

A Vertical of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah

We grow our Petite Sirah at 1350 feet on the Sonoma Slope of the Mayacamas. It’s a cliché but true, that we try to make the vineyard produce the wine, and then we try to express this unique site in our Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. This is a great opportunity for a vertical party with family or friends. Decanting for one to two hours is recommended to best enjoy now.

J. BALDWIN WINERY ~ VALUE: $75.00

One (1) Magnum of 2009 Rattlesnake Ridge Petite Sirah

We grow our Petite Sirah at 1350 feet on the Sonoma Slope of the Mayacamas. It’s a cliché but true, that we try to make the vineyard produce the wine, and then we try to express this unique site in our Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. This is a great opportunity for aging a big bottle of Petite to enjoy on a very special occasion with a large group of wine lovers.

JUSTICE GRACE VINEYARDS | SHOE SHINE WINE ~ VALUE: $145.00

One (1) bottle of each of the following:

  1. 2007 Solano County, Organically farmed
  2. 2008 Wolff Vineyards, CCFT Sustainably farmed, Edna Valley
  3. 2009 Golden Vineyards, Biodynamic, Mendocino County

Justice Grace prides itself on producing hands’ on, artisan wines, with only a very small case productions for each wine.

LAVA CAP WINERY ~ VALUE: $100.00

Private Winery Tour

Private tour of Lava Cap Winery and Vineyard for four (4) people – includes tasting and snacks. Come taste the elegance of Lava Cap’s handcrafted wines from the beautiful Sierra Foothills, in historic Placerville.

LINE 39 ~ VALUE: $120.00

One (1) case 2011 Central Coast Petite Sirah

The 2011 Petite Sirah offers aromas of red and black fruits, with a hint of oak. A full-bodied wine that is both complex and elegant, this wine boasts rich flavors of dark fruits, cherries and a long finish. This Petite Sirah calls out for big, juicy steak. Line 39 Petite Sirah is a consistent award winner, great value!

MICHAEL~DAVID WINERY ~ VALUE: $400.00

Etched 3-Liter of 2009 Earthquake Petite

This wine scored 90 points with Robert Parker. We only made this one (1) 3L for this particular vintage. And, this bottle was made EXCLUSIVELY for this event… Dark & Delicious 2013!

MIRO CELLARS ~ VALUE: $100.00

One (1) magnum of 2008 Miro Petite Sirah

“A beautiful Petite Sirah that takes the variety’s wild berry and spice flavors and big tannins and tames them down to elegance.” –Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

MOUNTS FAMILY WINERY ~ VALUE: $115

Two (2) Bottles of Mounts Family Winery Petite Sirah

1 bottle of 2007 Petasera, Reserve Petite Sirah
1 bottle of 2008 Petasera, Reserve Petite Sirah

“Peta-sera” is the name that the old-timers, like the Mounts Grandfather, called Petite Sirah while farming it post Prohibition. Mounts Family Winery has brought back the affectionate name with their Petasera Reserve Petite Sirah. Very much handcrafted in small lots, Mounts has won many awards, since segueing from only being a Petite Sirah grape grower to also now becoming a producer of this delicious wine.

OCCASIO WINERY ~ VALUE: $125

3-Pack Vertical Tasting of Occasio Petite Sirah in a Wooden Box (2008, 2009, 2010 Vertical of Occasion Petite Sirah)This is the winery’s first three vintages of Petite Sirah… ever. “This is lovely in violet perfume and bacony leather, structured like a tall building and best left to mellow out for further development.” Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2012 90-Points, Food and Beverage World Magazine, July 2012

PARDUCCI WINE CELLARS ~ VALUE: $640

An exclusive offer… One Night for One Couple
~ In a Parducci Guest Cottage ~

Plus two bottles of Parducci’s famous Petite Sirah
One (1) bottle of True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah
One (1) bottle of our Small Lot Blend Petite Sirah

Arrive at the winery in the afternoon, and enjoy a relaxed tasting at the winery. Then, check into one of Parducci’s guest cottages at the winery. Located in rustic Mendocino County, this guest home gives you and your guest a great base for exploring not only Parducci Cellars, but also other sites in the area. Offer is effective until February 21, 2014, and is subject to availability.

PEDRONCELLI WINERY ~ VALUE: $75.00

Four (4) pack of 2009 Family Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah

Includes four (4) 750ml bottles, as well as a tin of delicious Bridge Brands chocolate and chocolate Biscotti, to pair with this delicious Dry Creek Valley Petite.

R&B CELLARS ~ VALUE: $30.00

One (1) Bottle of 2009 “Pizzicato” ~ Petite Sirah, Bingham Ranch, Napa Valley

DOUBLE GOLD at the Affairs of the Vine Rhone Shoot-Out. This wine is Dark and powerfully flavored. An explosion of dark black fruits: blueberry, blackberry, and dark plum. Exotic spice and chocolate.

R&B CELLARS ~ VALUE: $30.00

One (1) Bottle of 2010 “Pizzicato” Petite Sirah, Bingham Ranch, Napa Valley

JUST RELEASED! ~~  You get the rare privilege of tasting a newly released Petite Sirah. It will be rich and powerful, just the way you like it…

ROBERT BIALE VINEYARDS ~ VALUE: $325

One (1) Magnum, Etched & Hand Painted, 2005 Royal Punisher Petite, Napa Valley
91 points Robert Parker:

“The 2005 Petite Sirah Royal Punishers- inky/purple color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, crushed rocks, and white flowers. Dense, pure, and full-bodied with tremendous vigor and vibrancy, this Petite Sirah is already accessible, and should age effortlessly for 15 or more years.” (06/08) ~ K&L Wines

ROCK WALL ~ YET TO BE DETERMINED

We know it will be a treat

SILKWOOD WINES ~ VALUE: $120.00

One (1) 750 ml. bottle of 2007 Satin & Silk ~ Silkwood Petite Sirah

This wine has been treated like the special child of an already special parent, the 2007 Petite Sirah. It was taken from its barrels and kept in brand new Mireau oak, especially crafted in the Burgundy area of France. This unique toasted oak has added a rich and silky palate and a superbly smooth finish that delights the senses and adds pleasure with every sip.

SILKWOOD WINES ~ VALUE: $39.00

One (1) 750 ml. bottle of 2007 Petite Sirah

This is the most “civilized” Petite we have labeled. It is not quite as big and bold as some of our premium Petites, but it truly is the smoothest finishing Petite we have ever produced since beginning Petite’s in 1988, for us.

STAGE LEFT CELLARS ~ VALUE: $160

Vertical of Stage Left Petite Sirah
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

A vertical of Petite Sirah is always a rare treat. This one has four different vintages, creating a Perfect Petite Party for you to share with your favorite people. Basically, making wine is our gig. We don’t make much, but that whole quality over quantity thing tends to rule the Stage Left wine roost. As crazy as we are with quality, it’s only one piece of the puzzle at Stage Left. The real name of the game is to make wine that moves you.

STANTON VINEYARDS ~ VALUE: $120.00

One (1) Magnum of 2010 Stanton Vineyards, Napa Valley Petite Sirah

The Stanton family has been growing grapes in the Napa Valley since 1947. Roughly half of their acreage lies in the Oakville appellation, and the other half within the St. Helena appellation of Napa Valley. The Stanton Petite Sirah was grown in the St. Helena vineyard. The Stanton Petite Sirah gathers high scores from wine critics for its delicious flavors. There were only 300+ cases of this wine made. It’s a rare, artisan wine.

TRENTADUE WINERY ~ VALUE: 150

A tour, tasting, and gondola ride for six (6) people at Trentadue Winery, in Alexander Valley

Ride through Trentadue Winery Estate Vineyards and learn the history behind Alexander Valley and what makes our valley so special. Taste wines along the way! It’s fun, informational, and entertaining. Reservation are required, and these tours book quickly during the Harvest Season, so don’t wait to book your tour!

TRES SABORES ~ VALUE: $165

Tour and Tasting for four (4) guests
plus a library bottle of Tres Sabores Petite Sirah, Calistoga, Napa Valley

Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic at Tres Sabores. This is truly a unique Petite Sirah experience. Their small, organically certified family-owned ranch on the western Rutherford Benchland of California’s Napa Valley grows Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah, and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons, and exotic pomegranate cultivars. We’ve made single-vineyard wines since 1999.

TRUEHEART VINEYARD ~ VALUE: $80

Two (2) Bottles of 2010 Petite Sirah from Sonoma Valley

Trueheart Vineyard is a small family vineyard focused on producing a limited quantity of Petite Sirah wine that is delicious, elegant and not for the faint of heart.

TWISTED OAK WINERY ~ VALUE: $250.00

Private Tour and Tasting for Six (6)

Featuring complimentary tasting for six, a tour of the winery, barrel tasting in the cave, light appetizers, and your choice of wine.

VINA ROBLES WINERY ~ VALUE: $250.00

Trio of Petites In A Decorative Wooden Box ~ The six bottles include two (2) bottles each of

  • Vina Robles 2009 Estate Petite Sirah
  • Vina Robles 2008 Creston Valley Petite Sirah
  • Vina Robles 2008 Fore Petite Sirah

All delicious Petite Sirahs!

WILSON VINEYARDS ~ VALUE: $275.00

Six Bottles of Wilson Vineyards Petite Sirah
And… One (1) Day with the Grape Grower for Wilson Farms in Clarksburg, lunch included, for One (1) couple.

Come and join me for a day in Clarksburg living the life of a Winegrape grower. Any time of year is fine. I’ll even take you to lunch (for 2) at the famous “Al the Wops” Restaurant in the historic Chinese built town of Locke. Invaluable opportunity for anyone…

WOODEN VALLEY WINERY ~ VALUE: $350.00

A Private Tour & Tasting for 20

This is a Petite Party that’s pretty huge… You and 19 of your favorite friends get to visit bucolic Suisun Valley, far from the madding crowds and close to the heart of the San Francisco Bay area. Suisun Valley is historic, and Wooden Valley is part of that history.

One Response to “Petite Temptations at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ ~ Pet Project Benefits, East Bay SPCA”

  1. […] More advice: plan on getting there on time at 6pm so you can relax and taste your way around the room. Also remember to DUMP!! You can only enjoy so many tastes, even if they are small ones. Petit sirah often has high levels of alcohol so beware! Finally, be sure to check out the silent auction table early and often! Here’s why. […]

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