July 20, 2017

“Oh Petite Sirah, So Misunderstood, So Lovely”
Robin Dohrn-Simpson
If there is one thing to know about pairing Petite Sirah with food, it is that the wine deserves a food as big and as bold as it is. The Wine Review Council gathered to taste some California Petite Sirahs which were graciously donated by PS I Love you.org, a marketing advocacy group for the grape. While we tasted a few wines, I'll just talk about the top four wines that we enjoyed. (Bogle, Rock Wall, Merisi, Parducci)
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June 21, 2017

“Wine, etc.: Petite Sirah”
Capital Gazette
Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr
MEMBERS: Michael David, Rock Wall, Merisi, and Tenbrink Vineyards all mentioned with great reviews.
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June 02, 2017

“Behind the Wine in Lodi CA: In the Mood with Michael David Petite Sirah”
Wine Predator
Gwendolyn Lawrence Alley
Hello Lodi - again! and no I don't feel stuck at all - instead I feel grateful! Last summer when I was here in Lodi for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I was suffering a great deal of pain in my heels. Turns out, I had STRESS FRACTURES in both feet following an intense Sierra backpack trip! As you can imagine, I didn't get out and around as much as I'd like. MEMBERS MENTIONED: Michael David Winery - Earthquake - Petite Sirah - 2014 + Michael David Winery - Petite Petit - 2015
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April 17, 2017

“Ageworthy, Bold, Captivating and Delicious - Petite Sirah! ”
Ellen on Wine
Ellen Landis
I recently attended the 5th Annual Napa Valley Petite Sirah Breakfast at Robert Biale Vineyards. Talk about a wakeup call! A delicious spread of savory quiche, breakfast potatoes, fresh baked biscuits and multiple selections of the finest bacon around was paired with this bold, intense wine. Good Morning indeed! MEMBERS: Robert Biale Vineyards, Tres Sabores Winery, and Stanton Vineyards.
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April 10, 2017

“Enobytes Petite Sirah”
Pamela Heiligenthal
We've been huge supporters of Petite Sirah over the years! MEMBER WINES ~~~ Vina Robles, Robert Biale, Hess Collection, Artezin, Harney Lane, 39 Degrees
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April 07, 2017

“Ageworthy, Bold, Captivating and Delicious - Petite Sirah! ”
Ellen on Wine
Ellen Landis
Petite Sirah, also known as Durif, originated in France. It is a cross of Syrah and the lesser known French variety, Peloursin. I've been a devotee of Petite Sirah for several years, and in my opinion, it is one of the most ageworthy varieties. I recall tasting a 1967 Foppiano Vineyards (Sonoma County) Petite Sirah in the late 90's, and it was showing incredibly well. Yes, that's right - at 30 years of age! ~~~ MEMBER WINES: Robert Biale Vineyards, Tres Sabores, Stanton Vineyards
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March 22, 2017

“If you must have a California wine, make it petite sirah ”
Pacific Northwest Magazine
Andy Perdue
FOR ME, THE quintessential California wine is petite sirah, a big, robust, in-your-face red whose history in the Golden State goes back to the 1880s. Truth be told, petite sirah is about the only California wine to take up much space in my cellar. Petite sirah is a heritage variety in California that enjoys fame across the state, as great petite sirah is grown from the Alexander Valley in the north to the warm Central Coast in the south. MEMBERS SAMPLES ~~~ Miro Cellars, Michael-David, Robert Biale
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March 08, 2017

“A Brawny Wednesday Night Wine On The Rise: Petite Sirah From California”
Cathy Huyghe
A Petite Sirah "fan club," PS I Love You, was founded in 2002 with the stated mission "to promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness." A lengthy 3 page story giving compliments to 5 of the PS I Love You Members. MEMBER SAMPLES ~~~ Tres Sabores, Vina Robles, Barra of Mendocino, Pedroncelli, and Robert Biale Vineyards
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February 21, 2017

“ Berger: Petite sirah stands test of time ”
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Dan Berger
PS I Love You is the Sonoma County mutual admiration society established years ago to support Petite Sirah, and over the years it has promoted many public events around this often-overlooked grape... The best wine in the flight wound up being declared the best red wine in the show. That wine was 2014 Miro PS from the Dry Creek Valley, a reserve bottling ($34) that displays astounding loganberry-like fruit with terrific acidity for aging... The nice thing about petite sirah is that it seems to retain its fruit nicely even after a decade in the bottle. One of the leaders with this variety over the years has been Foppiano Winery, and we still have a few of their PS bottles that are 20-plus years old and still fine.
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January 28, 2017

“'Old Vines' shine through ”
The Emporia Gazette
Regina Murphy
Patty and Chris Bogle built Bogle Vineyards from 18 acres of petite sirah and chenin blanc grapes in the Sacramento delta into a regional wine powerhouse. The couple established their winery in 1979. The Bogles started with 4,000 cases annually; they now ship more than 1.2 million cases from facilities throughout Northern California.
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January 19, 2017

“Narrowing hundreds of wines to top 50”
Lowell Sun
The Lowell Sun
Number 1 of 50 is PSILY member Michael David winery, with their Popular Petite Petit: 1. Michael David Petite Petit 2014, Lodi, $15 -- Big bang for the buck in this jammy Petite Sirah fruit bomb.
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