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Clif Family Winery 2012 Petite Sirah

Clif Family Winery

2012 Petite Sirah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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Tasting Notes:

Historical records tell us a French botanist planted Syrah in his backyard in the 1860's. It is believed the plant cross-pollinated with Peloursin flowers nearby and Petite Sirah was born. While the bold wine fell out of favor in France and is virtually nonexistent there, it is quite popular among Americans, especially those who fancy Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Big. Bold. Inky. Petite Sirah is often described this way, and if you lean towards the bigger reds this wine does not disappoint. Deep, concentrated reddish-purple in color, you can smell it across the room as it rests in the glass. The overt bouquet of black fruits, leather, earth and coffee grounds flows from the glass. The intense palate is large and commanding as flavors of bramble, black currant, plum, black tea, leather and notes of spice fill the mouth. It has medium plus tannins which are balanced by the acid and an hour of decanting. Enjoy the super long finish as you ponder another journey through this glass.

Tasting notes by Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel, Denise Cody
  • Grapes
    100% Petite Sirah
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    450 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Made to be enjoyed now with good friends and good food, but will hold for 5-8 years.

Laura Barrett

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Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 91 points Wine Spectator
  • 90 Points Wine Enthusiast 

Read more about Clif Family Winery and the founders' adventurous cycling travels through Italy our blog site, The Daily Flight

Food Pairing Suggestions:
Petite Sirah tends to be big and bold, so matching food must be equally as powerful. Choose foods with good fat (to stand up to the tannins) and big body, like ribeye steak, a juicy cheeseburger or smoked pork shoulder. The spiciness of the wine can accent a leg of lamb or try Mexican cuisine as the heavy fruitiness can soften the perceived heat. For cheese, choose dry and strong cheeses that contain high fat content. Enjoy!
About the Winery
Clif Family Winery Most of us are familiar with Clif Bars. It may even be common knowledge that Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started the business out of their garage. What is impressive to learn, however, is the wide-ranging lifestyle brand Clif Family has grown into, including an expanded line of healthy food products, Clif Family Winery, Clif Family Tasting Room, the Bruschetteria Food Truck, and Clif Family Napa Valley artisan food products. Learn more