9550 Waples St.
San Diego, California 92121

June 3 Syrah vs. Petite Sirah $20

Are Petite Sirah and Syrah related? Are they not? Well, about the only thing that most experts will agree upon is that Petite Sirah makes for a heavy and tannic wine; while Syrah, lighter in style and weight, possesses many of the same flavors as Petite Sirah. This tasting will present a rare and excellent opportunity to compare these two heavy hitter grape varietals side-by-side in many of their admired styles.

seating start between 11:30am - 1:30pm / reservations required / format: single blind / 1.5-ounce per wine / wines (6): listed with retail values
2003 Quixote, Petite Syrah, Stags' Leap Ranch, Napa Valley - $57
2002 Delectus, Petite Sirah, Spring Mt. District, Napa Valley - $45
2004 Olabisi, Petite Sirah, King Vineyard, Suisun Valley - $35
2003 Burge Family, "Draycott", Shiraz, Barossa (RP: 94) - $60
2003 Carlisle, Syrah, Dry Creek Valley - $31
2003 Adelaida, Syrah, Paso Robles - $23
(Due to the limited availability of these wines, the WineSellar reserves the right to substitute selections for others of equal or greater value.)

Added by ermitage on May 19, 2006