April 09, 2018

“International Women in Wine Celebration April 28th ”
MIAMI'S COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
Miami Beach Chamber
Theodora Lee is owner of Theopolis Vineyards in Yorkville Highlands, CA. Ms. Lee is also a senior partner and trial lawyer at Littler Mendelson, P.C. Her passion for wine began in 1987 primarily due to the influence of her law firm mentors who owned vineyards. After completing courses in viticulture, Ms. Lee purchased sheep land in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley, and began developing her vineyard. Established in 2003, Theodoras first harvest of her estate grown Petite Sirah received stellar ratings of 94-96 points by wine Critic Robert.
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February 17, 2018

“Petite Port brings big Flavor ”
The Emporia Gazette
Regina Murphy
California winery Bogle's Old River Vineyard is prized for its concentrated and rich Petite Sirah grapes. The vintners wanted to produce a ruby-style Port so the fruit was allowed to hang on the vine an additional month past the usual harvest. "The sugar in the grapes intensified," states the website. "...and when selectively hand picked on October 22, 2014 was at 29.2 degrees brix."
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February 15, 2018

“Petite Sirah: Delicious wines from an underrated grape”
Napa Valley Register
Bob Ecker
Big, bold and powerful American red wines come in many varieties. But for me, full-bodied, well-crafted Petite Sirahs are where many palates have been heading the past 20 years. Substantial, dark and eminently drinkable, these wines should be tried and experienced. MEMBER WINES INCLUDED: Concannon Vineyard, Stags' Leap Winery, Robert Biale Vineyards, Tenbrink Vineyards, Stanton Vineyards, Theopolis Vineyards, Trentadue Vineyards, Miro Cellars
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February 14, 2018

“When Carl Doumani Calls ~ A Petite Master Has Answers”
Wine-Blog, Juicy Tales
Jo Diaz
PS I Love You champions Dave Pramuk (Robert Biale Vineyards) and Stephanie Douglas (Aratas Wines) have been quietly working with the CIA behind the scenes to bring consumers an outstanding Petite event. We once had a "Masters of Petite Sirah" night at Markham. This new one is not to be confused with the one we had, because we won't be purposefully tasting aged Petite Sirahs, per se. This one is going to be for current vintages.
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January 31, 2018

“An introduction”
Marshall Independent
Ron Skjong
Concannon's Petite Sirah has a luscious mouth feel. Upon taking a sip, the richness of the grape explodes in your mouth. There's a wonderful blueberry taste that is buttressed by some mild spiciness, but the finish is the most interesting. Rather than having a dry spicy finish, this wine's finish is long lasting and soft. If you haven't tried a petite sirah, this is the perfect one with which to begin.
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January 30, 2018

“A wine with romantic intentions ”
The Emporia Gazette
Regina Murphy
Bogle Vineyards has produced a line just for that effect. I think these would be particularly interesting for Valentine's Day. Not everyone wants pastel pinks and sparkles. The Phantom label and flavor are both seductive, and slightly dangerous. The line is a tribute to a presence the owners and winemakers have felt at Bogle. They have dubbed this presence "The Phantom," and feel it watches over their work, ensuring the legacy is maintained. It's a fun concept, more so for Halloween. However, what if you want to tell your Valentine your intentions to steal their heart, haunt their dreams, sweep them away into the moonlit vineyard and have your way with them?
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January 30, 2018

“From the Vine: Pruning is a critical step in the vineyard”
RecordNet.com
Bob Highfill
Charlie and Max chased each other through rows of grape vines. Charlie would pause, lay on her belly and gnaw on canes strewn on the ground before Max prodded her to resume the chase. It's a dog's life in the vineyard. Charlie belongs to Kyle Lerner, owner of Harney Lane Winery & Vineyards, and Max never is too far from his owner Luis Reyes, general manager of Mettler & Son. On Saturday, they had some company, as more than a dozen Harney Lane wine club members walked into an 18-year-old, trellised Primitivo vineyard and learned about the critically important and labor-intensive pruning process.
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January 29, 2018

“Hurrah! Petite Masters is Happening in March 2018”
Wine-Blog, Juicy Tales
Jo Diaz
PS I Love You Champions Dave Pramuk (Robert Biale Vineyards) and Stephanie Douglas (Aratas Wines) have been quietly working behind the scenes to bring consumers an outstanding event. We once had a "Masters of Petite Sirah" event. This new one is not to be confused with the one we once had, because it won"t be tasting aged Petite Sirahs. This one is going to be for current vintages.
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January 23, 2018

“Good news from Wine Spectator on Bogle's Petite Sirah: "13 Hearty Rhone Reds from California"”
Wine Spectator
Tim Fish
BOGLE Petite Sirah California 2015... Dark and brooding, with dense blackberry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2023. 151,000 cases made. by T.F.
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January 13, 2018

“Berryessa Gap Vineyards features international flare”
Winters Express
TJ Schluns
You can start your Highway 128 wine tasting adventure at the internationally acclaimed Berryessa Gap Vineyards. This family owned winery evolved from a grapevine rootstock nursery back in 1969 into the award-wining winery it is today with the teaming of entrepreneurs, famers, pioneers and immigrants. Berryessa Gap Winery was founded in 2002 by Dan Martinez of Winters, Davis winemaker Mike Anderson and Winters grower Santiago Moreno.
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