2007 Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2014 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • mtaczak wrote: 91 points

    June 17, 2018 - Really elegant, starts off a bit austere but blossoms after an hour of air. Smoothed out tannins, dark fruit, hints of tertiary aromas, but still plenty of life left. No hurry to drink, but a solid wine right now!

  • trifecta Likes this wine:

    January 30, 2016 - Opened this bottle since I have plenty to check in on status. No detailed notes, but this was pretty good. Notes of blueberry and bramble, medium plus tannin, medium acid, mid length finish. Decent balance, but a little lacking on fruit on the nose and palate. I was hoping for more. I don't necessary see it getting better, but I'll hold my remaining since I'm not in a hurry.

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  • scott w Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 14, 2014 - Beautiful blackberry and red fruit nose, dark fruit blackberry blueberry medium tannic grip and good acid. This bottle was singing tonight and i'm not really a PS fan.

  • chukon99 wrote:

    April 9, 2013 - I think this wine might be going through a "dumb" phase right now. Fruit is completely muted, nearly non-existent. I got slight hints of cranberry and blackberry, but it's all just very faint. Hardly any aromatics, certainly not the floral/spice notes I've found in previous bottles. Not much else to say about it. It just seems completely shut down, so much so that the tannins are barely making any impact. Revisited it periodically throughout the evening and again over the next couple of days, but it just never opened up. In fact, it hardly budged, even after being open that long. Will probably bury the rest of my bottles in the cellar for a nice loooong snooze. I'd probably give this a 78 right now, but I'm confident that it'll come around again once the dumb phase is over.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GlassHalfFull wrote: 91 points

    December 23, 2012 - Quite a bit lighter than I'm used to in a PS, but perfectly balanced, quite complex, and very good.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Kent Rasmussen Petite Sirah Esoterica Chavez-Leeds Vineyard) Deep, intriguing, black fruit, blackberry, port-like nose; tight, tasty, deep, tart black fruit, blackberry, herbal palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 (1%)
  • In Cellars 342 (61%)
  • Consumed 214 (38%)

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