Saturday, January 17, 2009

On Tap

Here's what's on deck for the next 2 weeks or so:
  • Birthday Wine Review -- Vincent Arroyo 2005 Petite Sirah Winemakers' Reserve (Sunday or Monday)
  • Inauguration Day Wine Review -- Stags' Leap Winery 2004 Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah (with Synchrodan)
  • [Within the next 10 days] -- Mettler Family 2005 Petite Sirah (with Synchrodan)
  • Tasting notes and impressions from the PSychos' PSeminar in Chicago next Friday night (hopefully including my friends themostrighteous, Octocat, and MarkDaSpark posting on here as themselves, *hint hint*)
  • Tasting notes on McDowell Valley Vineyards' first release, their 1979 Petite Sirah (which, its initial labeling aside, they now believe to be sourced from ~78% Syrah grapes)
  • A big post on Appellation America and the interaction between terroir and PS in California
  • Lots of posts from Jo Diaz, including a bit about my French counterpart who is trying to revive PS in its birthplace...

So, Stay tuned!

1 comment:

PSirah Tampa said...


When are you going to review the 2005 Vincent Arroyo Petite? I'm curious about the vintage; I have 3 cases of '05 VA Petite in my cellar, but I haven't tasted the vintage. My experience with Vincent's Petite's is they need about 6 to 8 years of aging for the acids to balance with the fruit. One word- decant!