Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerAugust Briggs  Wine Name  VarietalPetite Sirah  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingExcellent  Vintage2004  Cost$32.00 
Petite Sirah - aka the teeth stainer! - is one of my favorite varietals. Not only does it have intense color, the tannins have the backbone Clydesdale. August Brigg's 2004 Lake County Petite Sirah delivers all this varietal is capable and is nothing short of true hedonistic joy. With a opaque purple core, its nose is full of delight offering blackberry and boysenberry along with spice, perfume, smoke, toasty oak and vanilla with a few hints of cocoa. One splash on the palate and you're immediately introduced to some gripping tannins that don't mind muscling the palate. These tannins are aggressive and a touch drying and not for the faint of heart! In the mouth the wine is fleshy due in part to low acidity and some glycerin.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityDeveloping  Appellation  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountyLake  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: May 10, 2007
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74