Category Archives: Petite Sirah

Battle of the Boxes ~ Round 4 ~ 2011 Big House Red

Round four of “Battle of the Boxes”.  If ever a box wine will ‘hold you captive‘ Big House Red will! Winemaker Georgetta Dane who playfully refers to herself as ‘Warden’ produces a variety of wines a stones throw from the … Continue reading


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Ramian Estate 2009 ‘PARLAY ~ The Bookmaker’ A red blend that hits the jackpot!

Ramian Estate produces small quantities of quality wines under the labels Ramian Estate, J. Garrett and Parlay. Today we are indulging in a Cabernet Sauvignon blend “Parlay ~ 2009 The Bookmaker” This is a big bold, in your face (in … Continue reading

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2009 Smoking Loon ~ for the Bohemian in you

Don & Sons, from the famed Sebastiani Family, are négociants that source and blend wines from some of the best vineyards in California. With wine maker Greg Kitchens, their 2009 suite of Smoking Loon reds possess a self-proclaimed independent character … Continue reading

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The importance of the 1961 vintage….Look who’s turning 50!

Aside from 1961 being the year of my birth, it is also the first vintage of the labeling of Petite Sirah in California by Jim Concannon.  And this week, we congratulate him and celebrate this 50th anniversary! The Petite Sirah … Continue reading

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Live from Coast-to-Coast the national début of Don & Sons’ newest release of ‘The Crusher’ line of wines

Another coast-to-coast TasteLive event where wine-tweeters across the country attended simultaneous wine tasting of the newest releases of “The Crusher” wines. This very lively event featured five wines from the Don Sebastiani & Sons. In the event that you’ve just … Continue reading

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