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2009 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2015 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • nfurlong Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 26, 2020 - garnet hue; nose of clove, cinnamon and cigar box; light tannins with strong black fruits and cassis. Slightly sweet long aftertaste.
    Days later, after stoppered at room temp, it had improved! Velvety cassis mousse with the cinnamon tart, wonderful! 89 -> 90.

  • Furry Goat wrote: 90 points

    August 3, 2017 - Great nose of dark ripe fruit. Palate has fruit and lots of pepper and spice. Very strong acid backbone carries the wine, but balances the fairly large tannic profile. 1 hour decant and it probably needed more. Still at least 5 years, probably 2x that. A little tight still.

    Tasty and quality. Good with stir fry.

  • Bill1100 Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 22, 2016 - Been three years since I last tasted this wine. It was pretty good then and better now. See 2013 tasting note.

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  • MerlynXLII Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 17, 2016 - Decanted two hours which really helped it open up to compared to PNP. Drinking wonderfully right now. Complex, smooth, delicious. Plenty of life left.

  • drtroppo wrote: 93 points

    June 2, 2016 - Delicious wine, very smooth and full of flavor - ripe berries, in particular. And, a fantastic value - wish I would have bought cases, instead of bottles.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 375 (56%)
  • Consumed 293 (44%)

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