2019 CASTLE ROCK Petite Sirah California

CASTLE ROCK Petite Sirah California

¥2,530 (incl. tax)

Not to be confused with Syrah, Petite Sirah (a.k.a. Durif) has been part of California winemaking since the earliest days – whether in the “field blends” of the pioneers or as a varietal wine more recently. Black-skinned and high in tannin and acidity, it can add structure and freshness to red blends or produce a lovely varietal that's hearty, age-worthy and generous with dark fruit, spice and floral notes. According to the winery, “this fruity wine is inky and dark plum in color with aromas of blackberry, highlighted by toffee notes and a touch of plum jam. On the palate, it has a robust structure with lively pomegranate notes and hints of mocha on the long harmonious finish. It makes an excellent accompaniment to beef, game, spicy grilled foods and charbroiled meats.” Spice up your weekday meals with this lively red! Great for weekend barbecues, too!


Winery Description

Producing low-priced wine is not difficult in California – as long as one uses undistinguished central valley grapes. Yet Castle Rock Winery sells premium, handcrafted wines from the best appellations in California, Oregon and Washington at prices that match those wines labeled “California.” Castle Rock Winery’s secret to providing “appellation wines at affordable prices” is to operate as a kind of “virtual winery,” owning neither its own vineyards nor a winery. Instead it maintains close, long-term relationships with around forty growers in such areas as Monterey County, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Willamette Valley and Colombia Valley and leases state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in all three states. Winemaker August "Joe" Briggs works closely with the growers to ensure they produce the best quality fruit while overseeing the winemaking at the same time. This unique method of operating allows Castle Rock to avoid the “money pits” of land and fancy buildings that sink many wineries and focus everything on securing the best grapes and crafting delicious wines. Since the beginning in 1994, Castle Rock has focused particularly on Pinot Noir, making distinct bottlings from such key Pinot districts as Carneros, Russian River Valley and Willamette Valley. However, over the years the winery has also branched out into other popular varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Riesling. Though an oft-repeated wine country adage goes, “it takes a fortune to make a small fortune in the wine business,” Castle Rock Winery has shown there is a way to make captivating wines for the discerning drinker without deep pockets. 

About this Wine

Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) California
Winery Castle Rock
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) Petite Sirah
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.5 x 30.0
Case Size 33.5 x 25.5 x 30.5
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code CA19PS
UPC 083837005011

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Dark purple and opaque. Aromas of cassis, grilled meat and wet earth accompany a luscious mouthful of ripe cherry and plum. The full-bodied palate is structured with acidity and firm tannins.



Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak barrels. 

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