"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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Carver-Sutro 'Palisades Vyd' Petite Sirah 2012
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95+ "The 2012 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Silky, polished and utterly impeccable, the 2012 will redefine what Petite Syrah is and can be in Napa Valley. Layers of blue and black fruit, ink, white flowers, cloves and sweet spices all flow across the
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Carver-Sutro 'Palisades Vyd' Petite Sirah 2010
94  Robert Parker 
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

Carver Sutro 'Palisades Vyd' Petite Sirah 2009
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2009 Petite Sirah is fleshy, ripe and totally beautiful. The flavor profile tends towards dark red rather than black fruit, along with flowers, licorice and tobacco. Whereas the 2008 needs more time in bottle, the 2009 does not. It is a wonderfully open, seductive wine to