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Noble Wines Library Reserve 2006 "High Valley" Petite Sirah

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2006 Petite Sirah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Lake County, CA


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Tasting Notes:

There is nothing petite about this Petite Sirah. Visualize rocky steep slopes very similar to the famous Rhone region of Crozes-Hermitage, for this Lake County gem. Inky with a deep, reddish-purple hue, the concentration is evident as the legs leisurely creep down the sides of the glass. With a quick smell, one can imagine standing in a cellar surrounded by wine barrels. The enticing aromas of sweet fruit and tobacco carry through to voluptuous flavors of blackberry, black cherry, anise, eucalyptus, leather and black pepper. The heavy tannins are not off-putting in the least but rather match the power of the wine and create a memorable finish.

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Trying to live up to our name with every vintage. Enjoy!

George and Patricia Noble
  • Grapes
    100% Petite Sirah
  • Region
    Morine Ranch, High Valley AVA, Lake County, CA
  • Production
    162 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    No wine is released before its time. Noble ages all wine until it is ready to drink. This big and inky Petite Sirah is drinking beautifully now but can age as long as 20 years under proper cellar conditions.

David Lattin

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Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Clone 3 Petite Sirah
  • Planted on very steep North-South hillside at about 2,000 ft elevation
  • 19 months in French and American oak barrels, 30% new
Food Pairing Suggestions:
For a wine this big and this bold, matching food must be equally audacious. Choose foods with good fat (to stand up to the tannin) and big body, like ribeye steak, a juicy cheeseburger or smoked pork shoulder. The spiciness of the wine can accent 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. Share your favorite pairing with us on Instagram by tagging @CellarAngels for a chance to win a $25 e-gift card!
About the Winery
Noble Wines Hold and age! That method is rare, but successful for George and Patricia Noble of Noble Wines in Napa Valley. Both admirers of the sophistication a well aged wine reveals, they made the decision from the start to hold back releasing wines until they are ready to drink. Learn more