Archive for the Tag 'Petite Sirah'

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New Voices are so Refreshing ~ Alex Cook, on Suisun Valley

I’m seasoned in wine, if you don’t know. I wear it as a badge of honor, to have come so far in the past 29 years. I’ve felt everyone of them. So, when I meet a starry-eyed person, right off the boat… Someone who looks around and says, “Dear Lord, don’t ever let me become […]

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Robert Pepi + Steve Kreps = Collaboration Made in Heaven by Angels

[PHOTO: Robert Pepi] Let’s start with nonpareil Robert Pepi and bring in (also) his nonpareil partner Steve Kreps. Robert Pepi and Steve Kreps Friends + Different Wine Interests Intersect Creation of Two Angels & Samuel Charles Wines When friends work together in Napa Valley, like winemaker Bob Pepi (Eponymous Wines) and wine salesman Steve Kreps […]

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Mathis Wine ~ Sonoma Valley Lineup

Big picture, for some big wines; not over the top wines, just big in flavor, style, and design. MATHIS WINES   Wines submitted for review Sonoma Valley Grenache 2017, Mathis Vineyard – field blend ($32.00)  Sonoma Valley Überblend 2017, Mathis Vineyard – Petite Sirah dominant red blend ($35.00) Sonoma Valley Rosé de Grenache 2020, Mathis […]

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Important Historical Petite Sirah Update from Plant Geneticist Dr. Carole Meredith about its Crossing

Since 2002, I’ve been gathering information about Petite Sirah, with one item being a bit sketchy; namely, did François Durif know what plant he crossed with Peloursin? The original info given to me came from an old family’s oral history and it now it needs updating. I’m also simultaneously updating the PS I Love You […]

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Petite Sirah in France? A Flip of the Coin at Clos Hirissou

[PHOTOS: gratis Clos Hirissou] The greatest joy of starting PS I Love You, the advocacy group for Petite Sirah, has been the people I’ve met along the way. People from all over the world have contacted me about Petite, and this is the most recent communication, during the last 18 years of relationships. This one […]

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As Colorful And Vibrant As Its History ~ Petite Sirah’s Timeline has been updated

With a name like Petite Sirah I Love You, how could I give Valentine’s Day to any other grape? It’s got pop, it’s soul is jazzy, its history is checkered and anything but mainstream. It’s Petite Sirah… I Love You. For instance, take Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Franc + Sauvignon Blanc = Cabernet Sauvignon Two noble […]

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When Dark & Delicious Returns as the Petite Masters at Copia

Who: PS I Love You What: Masters of Petite: Petite Sirah Panel, Tasting, & Walk-Around Reception When: Sunday, July 14, on Bastille Day, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Copia, Napa Valley Why: Celebrating our French Love Child Petite Sirah’s Heritage While the carefree days of Dark & Delicious are now but a drifting memory, there’s […]

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Honoring Each and Every Person Within a Wine Company ~ Great Public Relations

This is worth sharing, because it’s exemplary. It demonstrates that there are those within the wine business who care deeply for the people who are also caring for their businesses. This story celebrates Lizz Castillo, a young woman who’s worked very hard in the wine business to get where she is, and is going to be […]

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Limerick Lane Offers History in a Glass and Depth in Structure

Given to me by Jake Bilbro of Limerick Lane Wines… owner, winemaker… to enjoy, and wanted my opinion. PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Mendocino Wine Company Vertical of True Grit Petite Sirah

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLES From: Mendocino Wine Company A bit of a back story, first… In 2002, […]