2007 Scholium Project Bricco Babelico Tenbrink Vineyards

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2010 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90.4 18 reviews
Borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (92 points)

    March 20, 2016 - Petite Sirahs on a Satruday Afternoon (ICASI): Abe's wines can be a crap shoot. This one was successful. Deep purple in color. Black raspberries on the palate. On the palate, this is sweet. A fair amount of RS is left in the wine it seems. It is one of those wines that a little goes a long way. Not sure where I would serve it. Too sweet for table wine and too dry for dessert. In any event, very good on its own. I suppose holding this will reduce the sweetness level. Still drinking quite young.

  • ksmith wrote: (92 points)

    March 19, 2016 - Brought to Loretta Pagannini's for PS theme. Showed better than expected. Still lots of acid, tannins and sweet fruit. In top 2 of 15 by group; still has life ahead of it.

  • drdebs Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 5, 2013 - Exceeded my expectations. I don't know what Abe does to this to make Petite Sirah truly taste like an Italian Barolo, but it is spectacular. Firing on all its aromatic, earthy, mushroomy, floral cylinders with enough blackberry to push through to the bright, juicy finish. Lingers in the mouth. Do be aware that, unlike most Nebbiolo, this is 15.8% ABV--approximately the same level as port. Proceed with caution.

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  • wormfarmer Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 14, 2013 - Tasting notes lost to history, but I recall it as one of my favorite bottles this year -- not because it was the most exquisite, but because it was fun to follow through the evening. Delightful, and a crowd-pleaser. (And yet I wouldn't pay more for it, at the same time.)

  • swillpower wrote:

    May 18, 2013 - Just firing on all cylinders now with about 2 hrs air. Monster dark fruit, intense spices, moderate tannic grip, finish for minutes. A truly super wine, a bit Barolo-like as Abe has noted (the first of these wines I've felt that descriptor fitted). Mesmerizing.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Scholium Project
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Bricco Babelico
  • Vineyard Tenbrink Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 72 (60%)
  • Consumed 48 (40%)

Food Pairing

steak frites

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