Carver-Sutro 'Palisades Vyd' Petite Sirah 2010
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This is a red wine imageCarver-Sutro 'Palisades Vyd' Petite Sirah 2010

 
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Robert Parker 94
"The 2010 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard was harvested surprisingly early (October 6) and came in at 26.5 brix, equaling 14.2% alcohol. It exhibits a dense purple color as well as notes of blueberries, violets, incense and wet steel (an expression of minerality from the older vines?). Deep, ripe and full-bodied, this classic Petite Sirah was aged in a combination of new and old French oak. It should last for 25 or more years."

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Item ID: #22251
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Robert Parker 94
"The 2010 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard was harvested surprisingly early (October 6) and came in at 26.5 brix, equaling 14.2% alcohol. It exhibits a dense purple color as well as notes of blueberries, violets, incense and wet steel (an expression of minerality from the older vines?). Deep, ripe and full-bodied, this classic Petite Sirah was aged in a combination of new and old French oak. It should last for 25 or more years."

Vinous Media 94
"The 2010 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is brilliant. Black cherries, licorice and menthol jump from the glass in this perfumed, delineated wine. The 2010 is fresh, vibrant and totally beautiful. Here, too, the aromas and flavors are precise but also quite primary. The balance of fruit and the typically hard Petite Sirah tannins is once again exceptional. Hints of tar, game and licorice start to make an appearance on the finish."~Antonio Galloni

"Carver-Sutro is a joint venture of Denis Sutro and wife Anne Carver. All of their fruit is sourced from the Palisades Vineyard in Calistoga. This site is considered by many to be one of the "Grand Cru" vineyards in all of California for Petite Sirah due to its positioning in a small, well exposed valley. This protects against botrytis, which often affects Petite Sirah in the late season. The vineyard has long been the source for Stag's Leap's Reserve Petite Sirah, and they continue to buy grapes to this day.

The old head-pruned vines cover 18 acres and average around 35 years old. The late season winds that funnel up the valley, can often intensify the concentration and flavors through a slight "passerillage" (or drying) of the grapes just before harvest.

The wines are made by Gary Brookman who also makes wines for Grace Family. These are pure, dense, massive Petite Sirahs, built for the ages. Production is limited, with only around 500 cases produced each year.

Wine critic Robert Parker calls Carver-Sutro "a Petite Sirah of monumental proportions [and] some of the finest Petite Sirahs I have tasted."~Distributor Notes

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Carver-Sutro"Carver-Sutro is a joint venture of Denis Sutro and wife Anne Carver. All of their fruit is sourced from the Palisades Vineyard in Calistoga. This site is considered by many to be one of the "Grand Cru" vineyards in all of California for Petite Sirah due to its positioning in a small, well exposed valley. This protects against botrytis, which often affects Petite Sirah in the late season. The vineyard has long been the source for Stag's Leap's Reserve Petite Sirah, and they continue to buy grapes to this day. The old head-pruned vines cover 18 acres and average around 35 years old. The late season winds that funnel up the valley, can often intensify the concentration and flavors through a slight "passerillage" (or drying) of the grapes just before harvest. The wines are made by Gary Brookman who also makes wines for Grace Family. These are pure, dense, massive Petite Sirahs, built for the ages. Production is limited, with only around 500 cases produced each year. Wine critic Robert Parker calls Carver-Sutro "a Petite Sirah of monumental proportions [and] some of the finest Petite Sirahs I have tasted."

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