(2011 Vintage) The 2011 offering of Petite Sirah from McManis Family Vineyards is almost black in color. While very dark in color the hue is vibrant and youthful. The nose has an abundance of ripe black fruits, predominantly Blackberry and Boysenberry. Oak aging has contributed a pleasing mélange of rich creamy caramel and maple syrup scents, with just a barely perceptible waff of smoke. The dense viscous liquid delivers all of the flavors one would expect from the aromatics. Savory and luscious the finish pleasantly persistent.
deep garnet colour. sweet oaky black fruit aromas. rich zingy blackberry and raspberry flavours with smooth chocolate like finish. interesting for the money.
Very oaky. Good with dinner. Need to open
Smooth with slight smoky flavor
much better than expected.
Fruity excellant with beef
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08.
Wine & Spirits(2007 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. A black wine, this is Porty and sweet, soft enough for braised beef.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/05
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/05