Last week our very own Brenda and Clay Cockerell of Coquerel Family Wine Estates were at Sigel’s on Greenville for a special tasting of their nearly sold out Sauvignon Blanc and recently introduced Petite Sirah. I am a fan of their wine, both for their local roots and hometown flair, and dedication to making great Napa Valley wine.
This was my first time to taste the 2008 La Petite Sirah and wow…what a wine. Very big and powerful with a dense, deep red, almost black color with hearty black fruit aromas with just a touch of cigar-box and spice. Big tannins with bold, round mouth-feel which softens mid-palate leading to an elegant finish that will continue to soften with further aging. 100% Calistoga fruit this is a rich wine perfect to pair with beef or lamb or even hard cheeses.