2002 Fulton Petite Sirah - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 05-05-2006 07:20 AM

Inky Black! This is one intimidating Petite. From the oldest continuously owned vineyard in Napa valley (est. 1860) this is a new bottling for me but will not be the last time this hummer resides in my cellar. Nose of black plums, spices, white pepper, vanilla, and more fruit. All come over on the palate in a sophisticated, seamless manner along with the very essence of the Petite grape. Power is the operative word. Powerful entry, center and a 4&3/4-lapper finish. Still has a solid core of tannins to shed. Needs another 3-5. A colossal bottle of juice. 902/90. 34 by the box. 15.5% alc. WW

- Innkeeper - 05-05-2006 07:35 AM

I would guess that five is more likely than three.

- Kcwhippet - 05-05-2006 08:06 AM

I guess Lewelling must be about the second continuously owned vineyard - first planted in 1864.

- oostexan - 05-05-2006 10:03 AM

Also interesting that Fulton is one of the very few wineries that I have seen that makes only Petite Syrah. Need to add this guy to list of wineries to check out. Interesting web site.

- winoweenie - 05-05-2006 05:19 PM

As an aside..... He was the inventor of the One-Horse Plow which he used to groom his vineyard. WW

- winoweenie - 10-22-2006 07:04 AM

Had another yesterday with BRW and his CB with some Mesquite Grilled Tri-Tip, Chicken, Shrimp and Whitefish. Fresh salsa fresh cole slaw and spicy red beans. This, black-as-Buckos'-heart beauty, cut thru the spices and salsa like they were made for each other. Got on the phone to Vintage and ordered a box of the 03 which BigRedWines wants to share. For lovers of BIG balanced juice strongly suggest you look this sucker up. WW

- winoweenie - 11-11-2007 11:20 AM

Had another with dinner last nite Has softened somewhat but still needs another 2-4. For lovers of BIG this bugger's your cuppa'. No change in scoring. WW

- winoweenie - 11-17-2007 02:32 PM

Can't seem to keep me mits offa' this bruiser. Had with mesquite broiled tri-tip. Whatta pairing. WW

- winoweenie - 02-04-2008 12:21 PM

Needed something to pair with Black-Eyed Peas, salsa and smoked pork loin and this sucker did the trick. Tremendous depth that cuts thru spices like a hot knife thru margarine. Have the 03 resting away and 3 mags and a couple of 750s' of this hummer left. Love this stuff. WW

- winoweenie - 02-07-2008 08:23 PM

Had this with the 03 today with BRW and my Thurs meeting. The 02 still is as advertised. Howm-so-ebberly the 03 hascomponents not shopwing in the 02. This sucker screams Rutherford Dust frum the Git-Go. Don't ever remember a Petite showing this much terrior before. Has everything the 02 has in nose and palate plus this hummer sings from the tip of the tongue to the adenoids.Has to be graded a solid 2 points above the 02. Great juice, WW