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2004 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah

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11/4/2013 - PSirah Tampa Likes this wine: 93 points

Needs more time- will be great by 2017.

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    11/5/2013 6:59:00 AM - The '61 Latour was a bit out of reach when I popped into the cellar so I had to grab the '04 Vincent instead. Nothing's too good for my wife!

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2005 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah

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4/26/2011 - prettydeceextrap wrote: flawed

Corked. I have heard disappointing rumors that most bottles from this vintage are flawed. First of four definitely corked, and undrinkable.

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    5/1/2011 8:10:00 AM - Hhmmmm..... I recently opened a 2005 VA PS. Initially there was a strong band-aid nose (brett) that can be confused with with "corked"; perhaps that was what you detected? The brett nose blew off with a 5 hour decant- the bottle was beautiful. My guess is every bottle shares this trait- most don't consider it a flaw.

    It needs another 2 to 3 years of age before opening; even then it will require a decant. The '02 had the brett issue as well; it's drinking great now.

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2004 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah

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10/22/2010 - La Cave d'Argent wrote: 90 points

14.8% alcohol. This wine was served to me in double-blind fashion at Vintage Wines, Ltd. It was serially tasted over three hours. The bottle was kindly brought by Ken Johnson. This wine shows the absolutely blackest, most opaque robe that I have ever seen. I immediately guessed this to be a Petite Sirah even before tasting it. It requires at least 90 minutes prior to making any judgment. The nose shows very intense aromas of crushed blackberries, vanilla and assorted spices. Full bodied on the palate, with low acidity, monstrous sweet tannins, well-integrated alcohol and flavors in line with the nose. The long finish is silky smooth. Drink now-12/10.

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    1/6/2011 10:10:00 AM - Great review, but I don't believe the wine has fully developed yet. While it can be consumed now (with decanting) it will become much better in another couple years.

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2007 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah

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8/25/2010 - Velvet wrote: 93 points

Petite Sirah is often a little rough around the edges and generally deserves its reputation as a less-than-refined grape variety. However, Vincent Arroyo's Petite Sirahs are absolutely stunning. Still very young, this wine nevertheless drinks very well already (though it will benefit a lot from further cellaring), a wonderful, dark elixir with well-integrated tannins, a bit too much oak on the nose at first but this balances out after an hour. Very good value for money at around US$30. Arroyo's various single vineyard Petite Sirahs are even better and good value for what you get. I'd also recommend you vist the winery, a beautiful and unpretentious little place which provides a very welcome change from the usual over-commercialised wineries in Napa Valley.

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    1/6/2011 10:01:00 AM - I agree that the winery is a great visit when in Napa.

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2005 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Acres

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12/22/2009 - Urban Nomad wrote: 93 points

Earthy and in a great place. Sure to last for years, this was a real pleasure. The first and only I've had from the producer.

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    3/2/2010 11:17:00 AM - Hold on to what you have. The Vincent Arroyo Rattlesnake Acres PS improves dramatically with age. One should wait 8 years from the date on the bottle before popping a cork to let the components integrate; they'll eveolve for many years beyond that.

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2002 Vincent Arroyo Sangiovese

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11/2/2009 - PSirah Tampa wrote: 80 points

Not my style...

  • Comment posted by PSirah Tampa:

    3/2/2010 11:03:00 AM - I think my pallate was flawed when I drank this.

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