2008 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2012 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • boatman72 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 3, 2020 - Gets better as it breathes. Initially leather and tobacco that dissipates the longer it's open, then the dark berry fruit started to show up!

  • boatman72 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 14, 2018 - Opened it and let it breathe for 3 hrs. Very nice sipper.

  • boatman72 Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 10, 2018 - This is starting to come around. Maybe still a little dumb phase yet, but I think this is going to fantastic. No notes on this bottle since I have 8 more bottles to age!

  • klezman wrote:

    July 17, 2017 - Initially it was a nose full of bramble and a ton of limestone and tannin on the palate. Wow. With more air the fruit started to take a back seat to the cocoa and earth notes. Finish remained long. We'll see how this is a day or two later.

    Day 2, this has totally integrated. Tannins and chalkiness are still there, but balanced by fruit and earth. The cocoa note that was so strong yesterday (although maybe food-induced) was largely absent. Delicious.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JoshandAnnaWine Likes this wine:

    September 22, 2015 - Very good. Plummy, figs, dense. Still a lot of structure for an 08

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kent Rasmussen
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Esoterica
  • Vineyard Chavez-Leeds Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford
  • UPC Code 751116161559

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 535 (60%)
  • Consumed 355 (40%)

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