Petite Sirah, unrelated to Syrah, is a vine with small berries which results in a bigger-bodied wine. Petite Sirah is a group of wines for people who like really rich, extracted and firm structured taste.
Monte Volpe Primo Rosso $11.00
Shhh! Two years on oak, varietals that suit the CA climate and a talented and down to earth winemaker result in a wonderful everyday red from Mendocino. This is one I always have around as its food friendly and nicely balanced. A $20-$30 wine hiding in a $11 bottle.
Two Horns $14.00
In spite of the name, its a balanced and not too heavy CA red blend. Aged in oak for up to 16 months. Zin brings spice and rich fruit, Petite Sirah brings some meaty body and the Cab is a bit of icing on the cake. Goes with BBQ to burgers.
Motto Red Blend $14.00
A nicely composed red blend. The Zin brings soft rich blueberries, the Petite Verdot and Petite Sirah bring some structure and acidity. The result is a blend that can stand toe to toe with the high dollar ones. We like the spice and soft tannins on the finish.