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2010 Frank Family Vineyards SJ Vineyard Reserve Petite Sirah

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August 15, 2021 - $38



93Wine Spectator

Powerful and delicious, starting with fragrant dried violet notes and giving way to juicy, thick blackberry and huckleberry flavors, with details of black licorice, tobacco, spice box and candied violet.

92+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

A great effort...reveals abundant floral notes intertwined with sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit, no evidence of wood, and a full-bodied, pure, intense palate. It has more texture than many Petite Sirahs.

92Stephen Tanzer

Musky, wild aromas of blackberry, violet and pepper complicated by saline and meaty nuances reminded me of syrah. Supple, juicy and sweet, showing a nicely refined texture to its flavors of blackberry, spices and pepper.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Petite Sirah

Despite its popularity, this grape is quite rare. Less than 10,000 acres are planted worldwide, with the bulk in California. In France, the grape is referred to as Durif. Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah is a cross of Syrah and Peloursin. The result is darker and fuller.