Lot 733 | 2018 Sierra Foothills
Our only Petite Sirah release of the year - a rich, bold gem from the Sierra Foothills!
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- Sierra Foothills
- Petite Sirah
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2026
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The Sierra Foothills is one of our favorite regions to find new treasures. Entirely appropriate, given its location at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – the heart of the California gold rush. Here amidst rolling oak-studded hillsides and long forgotten 49er ghost towns, about 100 boutique wineries continue a tradition of viticulture that dates back to the 1840s. Almost all of them are too small for nationwide distribution, but lucky for you, our reach is deep!
We love this AVA because of its reasonable land costs, great sun/wind exposure, and prime drainage – all the check marks for “California hidden gem.” Lot 733 comes to us from a beautiful winery located a short trek from historic Route 49. Produced from estate vineyards at 1300 ft elevation under the hands of a winemaker whose resume is littered with 90+ scores and gold medals for his work in Napa, Sonoma, and the Sierra Foothills alike, this is pure pleasure in a glass and a great opportunity to sample a rare California varietal. A Double Gold medal winner under its winery label, it’s a small lot gem that’s a heck of a deal at $18!
Red fruit all day, coffee background. Excellent.
For my particular tastes (and I emphasize here that I, of course, realize how infinitely different all of our preferences and experiences are), this is the first P.S. out of the last 3 P.S. offerings to finally have that more viscous, inky, teeth-staining quality of dark, black and blue fruit (not a bomb or sweet or anything of the sort). IMHO an enjoyable, highly quaffable, wonderfully vinified representative of great VALue P.S. I'm going to try the Charbono next. Thanks Cam.
Nice with Barbecue
This paired really well with some smoked pork. It's pretty big & quite heavy on the tannins. Maybe I should have waited a couple years to let this one mellow out a bit.
Snooze you lose... Loved this Petite Sirah. We should have read the first line in the description, "Our only Petite Sirah release of the year ".
Great lighter alternative to cab sav
I like syrah's as a nice diversion from the usual cab sav. This one is an excellent example. Lighter than a cab, but still a good taste of fruit and a decent body. Sorry tp see it is out of stock, and hope it comes back.
Kind of linked it
It is almost too fruity for me. I have drank all, but one bottle which I am saving to have with my son to get his thoughts on this one. We both like a cab most, so that may be the issue.
Very enjoyable Petite Sirah. High alcohol content but pleasant to drink.
We can see why this wine is a double gold medal winner. It is an amazing everyday wine at a great value. Experience tells me to order more wine upfront because if you wait, the really good ones are gone. Thank you Cameron Hughes.
Should have bought more
I see this is gone, already - that happens quite a bit, need to remember to buy more of good everyday values like this!