Petite Sirah

News & Reviews

2008 News & Reviews

Reviews

December 23, 2008

“ Best-of-Appellation Medal Winning Wines”
Appellation America

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December 02, 2008

“ Petite Sirah offers great value, taste”
Rocky Mountain News
Ben Weinberg

My uncle David lives in Palo Alto, Calif., just south of San Francisco, and he's quite an expert on California wines...

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November 10, 2008

“ Petite Sirah, the John Wayne of Grapes”
AppellationAmerica.com
Jo Diaz

When is a cultivar not defined by its name? When it's Petite Sirah.

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October 10, 2008

“ The State of the Grapes 2008”
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Steve Heimoff

Petite Sirah. Give credit to the P.S. I Love You group of Petite Sirah producers...

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October 06, 2008

“ The Pet Heads Are Coming”
Wine-Blog.org
Jo Diaz

On September 19, 2008, the Petite Sirah advocacy group PS I Love You, quietly celebrated its sixth anniversary...

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October 04, 2008

“ Petite in Name, Big in Satisfaction”
livemint.com
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher

Early this year, we conducted a blind tasting of inexpensive Zinfandel and once again were disappointed with the current state of one of the loves of our youth. There was an interesting postscript, though. Of our six favourites, five of them were blended with some Petite Sirah...

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October 02, 2008

“ Petite Sirah, the John Wayne of Winegrape Varieties”
Wine-Blog.org
Jo Diaz

Petite Sirah, the John Wayne of Grapes, is our All-American Legend. This story was originally written on May 8, 2005...

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October 01, 2008

“ The Masked Monster Grape, AKA Wines for Fall: Petite Sirah”
Pour-Favor.com

What better way to continue our discussion about wines perfect for fall than to start the month of October with some banter about a monster wine?

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September 30, 2008

“ The Next Big Thing”
Under the Grape Tree (underthegrapetree.blogspot.com)

I was reading Jo Diaz's Juicy Tales this weekend, and she mentions that its Petite Sirah that she feels is the next big thing, contrary to Mr. Laube over at WS who feels it is Syrah.

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September 28, 2008

“ Everybody's "Pet" Project ~ What's Going On?”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz

This morning, I did what I do every day-- Search for another new Petite Sirah producer. I keep the grower and producer numbers for Louis Foppiano...

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September 19, 2008

“ The Petite Sirah Podcast”
3wineguys.com

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September 12, 2008

“ Petite in Name, Big in Satisfaction”
Wall Street Journal
Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

American Petite Sirah, Not to Be Confused With Syrah, Is a Bold and Fruity Varietal That's Worth Seeking Out

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August 27, 2008

“ Petite sirah is a bold player”
The Modesto Bee
Tom Bender

If you know petite sirah, you know it is not petite at all. This dark, inky, chewy red is gaining in popularity.

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August 27, 2008

“ NAPA VALLEY: They're growing what?”
San Francisco Chronicle
Steve Pitcher

In the heart of cult Cab country, winemakers flirt with other grapes...

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August 25, 2008

“ Tasting Highlights: California Petite Sirah”
Wine Spectator
MaryAnn Worobiec

Petite Sirah has a lot of personality, with dense (sometimes rustic and chewy) tannins, inky dark color and powerful, potent dark fruit flavors.

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August 15, 2008

“ Serious Grape: The Next Big Grape”
SeriousEats.com
Deb Harkness

There is a surprising amount of consensus when it comes to the next big red. Most of us think it will be Petite Sirah.

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August 01, 2008

“ Best Rediscovered Varieties”
Wine & Spirits

A thick-skinned variety native to the south of France, petite sirah is built to take the heat of California's sun.

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July 15, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Reviews”
WineReviewOnline.com
Gerald D. Boyd

Bogle, Concannon, August Briggs, Stags Leap, EOS, Foppiano, and Silkwood petite sirahs are reviewed.

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July 15, 2008

“ A Petite (Sirah) Passion”
WineReviewOnline.com
Gerald D. Boyd

Petite Sirah is the dark knight of California red winemaking...

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July 02, 2008

“ Grape Expectations”
SignOnSanDiego.com
Michele Parente

Featured grape: Petite sirah (peh-teet see-rah); red. What it is: One of the most misunderstood grapes in the bunch...

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June 01, 2008

“ California Petite Sirah II”
i-winereview.com

Petite Sirah is an underrated varietal offering tremendous quality and value. The perception that it is a minor red grape has allowed Petite Sirah to remain one of the best buys in the US marketplace.

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May 07, 2008

“ Petite Sirah's Powerful Taste Gaining Stature”
St. Petersburg Times
Chris Sherman

Little wines scored big at the 18th annual Florida Winefest & Auction, and none quite so big as petite sirah...

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May 05, 2008

“ The Magic of Petite Sirah”
wine-blog.org
Jo Diaz

Create a panel, and they will come. And so they did at the Florida Winefest & Auction.

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May 05, 2008

“ Petite Sirah (Not Syrah!) Gets Fan Club as Growers Get Serious”
Bloomberg.com
John Mariani

You know a wine has an image problem when it needs its own advocacy group. Which is why there is the California-based PS I Love You Inc. ...

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May 01, 2008

“ Petite Sirah, Petite Syrah, Petit Sirah - What's in a Name?”
Primetime A&E
Patricia Savoie

Petite Sirah (or Syrah) is not small in taste - though its grapes are small - and it's not Syrah. For decades, it origins were cloaked in mystery...

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May 01, 2008

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Good Libations Radio Program

Jo Diaz talks about PS I Love You on Good Libations internet radio program.

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April 28, 2008

“ Twelve Days of Petite Sirah”
gabesview.wordpress.com

Starting tomorrow I'll be featuring Petite Sirah reviews for 12 straight days...

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April 13, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Series Part 4”
The Walman Report
Jay Walman

The 2005 August Briggs Lake County Petite Sirah is our sixth vintage from this beautiful Lake County vineyard...

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April 09, 2008

“ Petite? Not at all.”
Chicago Tribune
Bill Daley

There's nothing wee or precious about petite sirah, a red wine that has been compared, seriously, to John Wayne...

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April 09, 2008

“ Big Wines. Big Scores.”
Chicago Tribune
Bill Daley

Petite sirah is a big and bold wine. Tasting panelists embraced the force, giving a rare four corkscrew-rating to the 2004 Stags' Leap Winery...

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April 03, 2008

“ P.S. I Love You”
allidoiswine.com
Zita Keeley

P.S. I Love you is the name for the Petite Sirah association. I certainly do LOVE petite Sirah and so went along to the Writers Media Guild luncheon at Felidia Restaurant (NYC) where there was a tasting of 25 different Petite Sirahs.

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March 26, 2008

“ Wine Q & A”
Yakima Herald
Paul Gregutt

Q:What's the difference (if any) between Syrah and Petite Sirah? A: Big difference...

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March 19, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Isn't Petite”
The Roanoke Times
Gordon Kendall

The law of unintended consequences occurs occasionally in the history of wine. Consider the case of French botanist Francois Durif...

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March 13, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Series Part 3”
The Walman Report
Jay Walman

Established in1896, and more than 100 years after its founding, Foppiano Vineyards continues to do what it did at its outset; create outstanding red wines with genuine varietal character...

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March 05, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Series Part 2”
The Walman Report
Jay Walman

The amazing diversity of styles, body and fruit characterize our Petite Sirah Series. If there is one lesson to be learned, it is to have no conclusions.

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March 01, 2008

“ There is Nothing Petite or Dainty About Petite Sirah”
beveragebusiness.com
Sandy Block, MW

And it's not remotely Syrah either, although there is a genetic relation. So right off the bat the name throws most people off...

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February 28, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Series Part 1”
The Walman Report
Jay Walman

The amazing diversity of styles, body and fruit characterize our Petite Sirah Series. If there is one lesson to be learned, it is to have no conclusions.

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February 20, 2008

“ Petite Sirah Delivers Big Flavor”
Times-Tribune Scranton, PA
David Falchek

Petite Sirah might be the best red wine you aren't drinking...

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February 15, 2008

“ P.S., She Loves You”
Napa Valley Register
Jack Heeger

Last summer I wrote about Cheryl Dupris, the Army reservist who, following her third tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, came to California on a mission...

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January 23, 2008

“ P.S. I Love You”
Winecountry.com
Courtney Cochran

Once upon a time, there was a wine so big, so bold and so outrageously outsized that its fans felt ashamed admitting it was their favorite.

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January 23, 2008

“ Petite Sirah, old and new”
The 30 Second Wine Advisor
Robin Garr

Petite Sirah is commonly dismissed as a "lesser" grape, but I like it. At its best it's rich and intense...

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