“90” Rating from Wine Enthusiast

Trueheart bottle

“This is a big, hearty Petite Sirah, showing class, elegance and power. Dry and softly tannic, it has ripe flavors of blackberry, currant, bacon and cedar, sprinkled with black pepper.” So goes the wonderful review of our wine that appeared in the new March issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They gave a “90” rating for our ’09 vintage!

We are introducing our ’10 vintage at this year’s annual Dark & Delicious event in Alameda, California.  If you live in the Bay Area, this is a really fun event. You can taste nearly 60 different Petite Sirahs (including Trueheart, of course), and there will be over 30 area restaurants and caterers providing really great food that pairs well with big Petites. It takes place this Friday, February 22, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at the Rock Wall Wine Company. Tickets are $63 per person, and the parking is free.  Click here to buy tickets. 

Finally – a big congratulations to Kendra on winning our first ever Trueheart Trivia Contest that was open to blog subscribers only.  We drew her name from the list of winners who got all of the following three answers correct.

1. What is “Petite” about Petite Sirah grapes?

a. The flavor of the wine is considered “petite” or delicate.

b. The size of the clusters is “petite” or small.

c.  The size of the grapes are “petite” or small. 

2.  What does “brix” refer to in wine?

a. The sugar content.
b. It refers to the alcohol content in a wine.
c. A bottling method.

3. When was Petite Sirah introduced in California?

a. 2001
b. 1878
c. Before Columbus discovered America.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest, stay tuned for more. We hope to see you at Dark & Delicious on Friday. Until then, a few links you may enjoy:

Read the entire Wine Enthusiast article on “Taming Petite Sirah” that includes a review of Trueheart Petite Sirah ’09.

Given today’s rain, this post on porridge from the Bay Area Bites blog seems timely.

Just started following this Sonoma blog, A Sonoma Garden.




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