Retro Cellars "Elevation" Old Vine Petite Sirah 2012 (Howell Mountain, California) - [AG 94] [JS 92] [WE 91]

Retro Cellars "Elevation" Old Vine Petite Sirah 2012
(Howell Mountain, California) - [AG 94] [JS 92] [WE 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Starting with the 2012 vintage, we added the name “Elevation” to our Howell Mountain Petite Sirah label. We want to bring attention to the fact that the grapes for this wine are grown between 1800 – 2100 feet elevation on Howell Mountain. We also began moving toward a blended wine, adding some Syrah from the one acre vineyard next to our house on Summit Lake Drive, and some Zinfandel from the Rust Ridge vineyard in Chiles Valley to the east of us.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Inky blue and purplish fruit, lavender, sage, cloves and mocha run through the 2012 Petite Sirah Howell Mountain. Super-ripe, voluptuous and sensual, the 2012 will drink well with minimal cellaring, The voluptuous, ample style is a bit out of character for this wine. Then again, that's 2012." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Love the old-vine character of bark, moss and peat to this. Full body, soft and juicy tannins and a savory aftertaste. Supple and delicious." - (December 21, 2017)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
From a site situated at 1,800-feet in elevation, this is an incredibly elegant expression of this grape, blended with 15% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. Tar, ginger, leather and oak complement blueberry and blackberry succulence around a rich, round, soft and substantial core of structure and flavor." - Virginie Boone (10/1/2017)