Biale 'Royal Punishers' Petite Syrah 2013

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Item Number: 19336
Biale 'Royal Punishers' Petite Syrah 2013

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WS: 92
Item Number: 19336
Wine Spectator 92
"Ripe, plush and juicy notes of cherry, wild raspberry and blackberry are impressive for their density and polish, showing aromatic details of violet, sandalwood, orange peel and cobbler, with a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,053 cases made. –MW"

Winemaking:
This 2013 Royal Punishers is a plush, pure, and tempting example of Napa Valley red wine at its highest level: deep, deep blackish blue opaque color, redolent of blueberry, blackberry liqueur, espresso bean , toasted bread, dust, and vanilla, with faint aromatic hints of black tea, camphor, and iodine. The firm and velvety tannins make for a gentle giant of a Petite Sirah that will age gracefully for a decade – or possibly two. Definitely a wine of which to stock some extra bottles away for long term gratification.

Alcohol:
14.5%

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
Perfumey fruit with the classic Royal Punishers generous and mouth-watering tannins, It is unbelievably soft for a Petite Sirah. It has that extra dimension of umami flavor we always get from Rutherford Petite sirah.

Opaque black-black blue, thickly textured, black fruits, tree fruit, dried apricot, blackberry pastry, mocha, espresso crema, dusty, toasty, brushy, mouth-coating well-mannered tannins, bright juicy acidity, subdued oak and dark spices – maybe a touch of clove and pepper.

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Information about Biale 'Royal Punishers' Petite Syrah 2013

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Petite Sirah

Winery: Robert Biale Vineyards

Region: California >  Napa Valley

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