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USA, Northern California: Part III - Focusing Primarily on Sonoma
2013 Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyard

Lastly, the Petite Sirah is another wonderful wine coming from the Gallo-owned Monte Rosso Vineyards. The 2013 Petite Sirah Monte Rosso Vineyard is a tiny production of 100% Petite Sirah and realistically priced. This wine offers terrific lead pencil notes intermixed with camphor, asphalt, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. The wine is full-bodied, super-rich and extracted, but has no hard edges, which is somewhat surprising, given its richness. It should drink well for 20-30 years as well. - Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, Issue #223, March 2016


The Wine Advocate, Mar 2016: USA, Northern California: Part III - Focusing Primarily on Sonoma March 4, 2016

"It’s hard to believe that Dick Arrowood, who starred at Château St. Jean in the 1970s, has logged 50 years of winemaking in Northern California, primarily in Sonoma. He pretty much put Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese-styled Rieslings on the map, developed an ambitious program at Château St. Jean for single vineyard Chardonnays, and gets little credit as one of the early pioneers and believers in the Rhône Ranger movement. I had a chance to taste with him at his winery just north of Sonoma, and there’s no resting on his laurels, even after a career that started in 1965 and continues 50+ years later." -eRobertParker.com #223 Mar 2016

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93 Points – 2013 Amapola Creek Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyard