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Wine Recommendation

Vincent Arroyo 2004 Petite Sirah  (Napa Valley)

Vincent Arroyo Winery

2004 Petite Sirah
(Napa Valley)

Seeking a change from his career as a mechanical engineer in the Silicon Valley, the very humble, self-effacing Vincent Arroyo went up to the North end of Napa Valley in the early 1970s and purchased the 23-acre Greenwood Ranch property. Today the property is 85-acres, most of it still tended by Vincent himself, who has established a reputation as a Petite Sirah master. For years he sold some of his excellent fruit to notable producers including Turley (Rattlesnake Acres) but is now concentrating on bottling everything under his own label. He has such a loyal following for his wines including the Petite Sirah, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Petite Sirah blend, “Entrada”, that his sales are exclusively consumer direct.

His signature deeply colored, lip-smacking Petite Sirah has the sweet-tart character of height of season blackberries, huckleberries, and boysenberries, with Herbs de Provence and pink peppercorn notes. This chewy, vibrantly flavored food-friendly wine is a slam dunk for any meal, from a finger-licking BBQ to an elegant table set with the softest Frette linens.

Reviewed October 4, 2006 by Catherine Fallis.

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The Wine

Winery: Vincent Arroyo Winery
Vintage: 2004
Wine: Petite Sirah
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape: Petite Sirah
Price: 750ml $32.00

Review Date: 10/4/2006

The Reviewer

Catherine Fallis

Founder and President of Planet Grape LLC, a company committed to bringing the joy of wine, food, and good living into the lives of everyday people, Catherine is creator of the “grape goddess guides to good living,” a series of books, television presentations, seminars, and e-learning programs. The fifth woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, grape goddess Catherine Fallis is still very much down-to-earth.