2008 Four Vines Petite Sirah Heretic

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2011 - 2018 (Edit)
CT90.2 31 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006
Label borrowed from 2006
Label borrowed from 2006

Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Meerlust wrote: 91 points

    November 13, 2016 - Inky, dark purple color. The nose is packed with blackberry and plum as well as a spicy note and minerals with air. The palate followed the nose, but I was pleasantly surprised by how integrated the tannins were. I anticipated a tannic beast to go with BBQ pork, but what I got was a sturdy wine with evident, but balanced, tannin. On day two, it had integrated more and seemed to move toward redder fruit. Overall, I found this to be surprisingly approachable but with enough of everything to last for another 8-10 years.

  • whudock Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 29, 2016 - very mellow and complex with cedar, strawberry and mushroom notes most evident. long finish.

  • bjamesclark wrote: 91 points

    July 10, 2016 - As most of these wines time in the decanter is an absolute necessity.
    Once opened huge aromas of rich huckleberry, blueberry compote, blackberry and violet pastilles are drenched in scents of vanilla and black pepper accompanied by notes of toasty oak, lavender, anise and devils food cake.
    On the palate this massive, rich and brooding wine delivers flavors of blueberry, blackberry and huckleberry that are laced with pepper and macerated in vanilla. Notes of candied violets and lavender intermingle with hints of star anise, French oak, clove and chocolate ganache. The medium-plus acidity keeps this lively and balanced against the polished tannins. High alcohol but not hot. The finish is long and intense showing off its youthful expressions.

  • Xfactor wrote: 90 points

    July 6, 2015 - Heavier than I recall from my tasting room notes. Jammier than before, tannins were fine and still a bit rough, had to decant too, would not take this bottle as is now with a big plate, someone else smartly noted it is almost better for a slow dessert course- agree. Still young for PS by my standards, but I had a go.

  • Janstan Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 15, 2015 - dark fruits

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

    (Four Vines Winery The Heretic Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Four Vines
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Heretic
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 86 (41%)
  • Consumed 125 (59%)

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