Petite Sirah remains a niche variety in Napa, but the current wines made with the grape should not go unnoticed.
Santa Rita Estates is using its new top end Petite Sirah blend Bougainville to highlight the “tremendous” opportunity for Chile to broaden its fine wine perspective.
Jon Bonné recommends a white wine with “a power that matches its richness” and Sandra Silfven picks out a wine that is “the real deal. It’s robust, complex, intense.”
Jon Bonné recommends a “joyously refreshing wine” while Dave McIntyre picks out a “lovely example of what Washington state can accomplish.”
Jon Bonné recommends a Pinot Noir that’s a “great balance of style and vintage”, while Will Lyons picks out “an absolutely stunning wine”.
Rebecca Murphy recommends “a bargain Pinot” from a “superstar winemaker” and Dave McIntyre highlights “the fruitiest Cava” he’s ever tasted, adding “it’s just pure fun.”
Santa Rita is championing Chilean Petite Sirah with the addition of a new “icon” wine to its range.
Italian wines feature in the US press this week. Sandra Silfven picks a “power packed” red and Bill St John recommends a wine from Italy’s “most exciting grape”.
Bill St John recommends a French red blend that is “overwhelmingly captivating”, while Dave McIntyre picks a “lush and dense” Spanish wine.
When the St Helena Star and Napa Vintner Tasting Panel gathered recently, they were delighted by the quality of the lower-priced wines they tasted.
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