2001 Carver-Sutro Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2009 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • RichEB1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 28, 2018 - From magnum. Not that anyone needs it, but this is just another example of how Palisades Vineyard produces the best Petite Sirah in CA (no offense Hayne Vineyard). This was amazing at PnP with an explosion of red fruit and smoke on the nose, and lush/layered flavors of raspberry puree, blackberries, and hints of smoke and tar on the palate. Continued to open up over the course of the evening, but the tannins were pretty well integrated from the start. Fantastic PS drinking right at peak for my tastes, but should continue to hold for some time (especially in large format).

  • awineo Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 7, 2017 - Last one. Dennis made some great wines. SOLID fruit and integrated tannins. Nice bottle.

  • 1961Vintage Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 14, 2016 - Maybe one of the best PS wines ever. But you have to wait this long to enjoy it fully!

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  • mike l. wrote: 87 points

    May 12, 2016 - a little on the dim side at this point. balanced though.

  • ElSol Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 14, 2016 - I opened the bottle and the cork was dark black and some dark purple sediment had accumulated around the cork. The nose was plums with some dank notes and dark fruit. This is an opulent, opaque, tooth staining inky Petite Sirah. Right out of the bottle it was wound up tight, not really drinkable. With 30 minutes in the decanter it began showing potential. After an hour, we couldn't stay away from it. On the palette its extremely dense, with rich dark berries, plum and some tar notes. Its not overly fruity, but the fruit thats there is delicious, addictive.The bottle says 14.4% alcohol, but its not that noticeable. I drank this with salmon, which isn't really a conventional pairing but its just good. Then after dinner I drank a bit with milk chocolate, and it was delicious there too. Then I finished it off by itself and savored every drop. It doesn't have much of a finish, but the dense flavor while on the palette makes this a delectable wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Carver-Sutro
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Palisades Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 111 (43%)
  • Consumed 150 (57%)

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