The 2009 Guenoc Lake County Petite Sirah has intense aromas of vanilla, licorice and baked blueberries. The wine full bodied, with melt in your mouth tannins and layers of spicy complexity. A refreshing acidity on the palate contributes to an extraordinary long finish which echoes the delicious flavors of ripe plum and sweet oak.
For a fairly large production, turn-key Petite Sirah this one is very worthwhile, with a fully fruity nose of dark plum and blackberry that gets broody with notes of clove and cinnamon. The wine's got good balance for a PS, is even-keeled and yet has plenty of meat on its bones. A great go-to Petite Sirah.
Blackberry pie, French vanilla ice cream and fresh blueberry notes are rich and unctuous, with plenty of spice, pepper and cedar details. Offers a big mouthful of dense but polished tannins. Drink now through 2019.
Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California, includes the most northwestern area of Napa Valley, all of Guenoc Valley, and the southern extremes of Lake County. From 1888 to 1906 the Guenoc Estate was owned by internationally famous actress and vintner Lillie Langtry, who vowed to make "claret of the finest kind known in the country" in her California valley and placed... View More