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2007 Petite Sirah La Presa Vineyard

2007 Petite Sirah La Presa Vineyard

Keeping with Consilience’s prior vintages, the 2007 Petite Sirah is *anything* but petite, in fact its taste and body are quite reminiscent of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Aged for 42 long months in barrel, this red is seductively complex and full-bodied with well-integrated tannins.  Flavors of black plum, coffee, dark chocolate covered cranberries, raspberries, baking spices and vanilla are backed up by a long, satisfying finish of blackberry, mocha and hints of cinnamon.  Best of all this wine is drinking beautifully now so you can indulge your desire for instant gratification.  Pair it with hazelnut-crusted pork chops with mushroom sauce, steak frites au poivre, succulent blueberry-glazed ribs or even just a bacon cheeseburger.  This Petite delivers and it delivers BIG!

226 cases produced

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2011 Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County

2011 Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Petite Sirah has been a popular red for Consilience since it's first release of a 1998 vintage.  Now in our 13th year of producing this rich rich and spicy wine, the 2011 vintage is comprised of a combination of Petite Sirah (of course!) from Lucas and Lewellen Carrari vineyard and Syrah from some of our favorite fruit sources the Tierra Alta vineyard.

303 cases produced

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2011 Petite Sirah La Presa Vineyard

2011 Petite Sirah La Presa Vineyard

Growing up in the wine world in the 70s and 80s, Petite Sirah was a wine you bought because you didn’t want to shell out for Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines were rustic to a fault; brambly and tannic, they were coarse and it felt as if the acid would take the enamel off your teeth if you drank too much. They required aging – lots of aging. Like “it’s 2014 and my 1974 Petit Sirahs are finally mellowing out” aging. We’ve learned from past mistakes in grapegrowing and winemaking, and modern-day Petite Sirah is worlds away from what it used to be.

Case in point, the 2011 La Presa before you. It is ripe, rich, bold, and fruit-forward to say the least. It’s got a creaminess to it that hides any rough edges the variety may have retained from its past. It’s also important to note that the Santa Barbara County climate is much better for Petite Sirah than it is further on up the coast; cool nights and warm days push the maturity of the fruit in a good way, producing a wine that shows beautifully now, but with some aging potential if you can keep yourself away from it in the cellar for awhile. There’s a hint (3%) of Syrah blended in, just to add some high notes, but this is a benchmark of this variety – we only made a few barrels, so if this sounds like a wine you’d like, we recommend tasting it soon so you can place an order for extra bottles before it sells out. 

95 cases produced

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2008 Centellinare Santa Barbara County

2008 Centellinare Santa Barbara County

After years of being bound by rigid rules from the DOC (Denominazione de Origine Controllata -the government body in Italy that controls wine), a group of revolutionary Tuscan winemakers thumbed their noses at authority by combining Sangiovese with French varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make a style of wine now known as Super Tuscan.   Half Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Sirah, Centellinare, which means “to sip and savor” in Italian, is our New World homage to Super Tuscan wines.  This complex wine is well balanced with a nose of dark berries, subtle earthy notes and flavors of raspberry, cassis, fig and spice.  Pair this wine with anything with tomato sauce, Parmesan crusted rack of lamb, or a grilled New York steak with balsamic reduction.  Celebrate freedom, raise a glass and toast the revolution!

126 cases produced

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2008 Diavolessa Santa Barbara County

2008 Diavolessa Santa Barbara County

An old saying goes “the devil is in the details” – case in point is Tre Anelli’s painstakingly created red blend called Diavolessa (which means “she-devil” in Italian, just in case you were wondering).  Two of the beloved grapes of Piedmont, Dolcetto and Barbera, make up more than half of this proprietary blend which also includes Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.  Meticulously tasted over many months, carefully blended to bring out the best of each varietal and then bottle aged, this wine was a labor of love.  Diavolessa slides smoothly across your palate with flavors of cranberry, tart cherry, raspberry and hints of cinnamon and cigar box.  Balanced acidity and tannins combined with enticing flavors make Diavolessa incredibly food friendly.  Try some paired with hard cheeses, tomato-based sauces, spicy dishes, barbecued meat.  How about a charcuterie plate and a Margherita pizza?   You can always say “the devil made me do it”!
 

211 cases produced

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2010 Diavolessa Santa Barbara County

2010 Diavolessa Santa Barbara County

Diavolessa (which means “she-devil” in Italian) isn’t a grape, it Tre Anelli’s name for a proprietary red blend.  The 2010 Diavolessa consists of mostly Petite Sirah, along with some Mourvedre, Sangiovese and Tempranillo.  Meticulously combined to bring out the best characteristics of each varietal, the wine is deeply colored with aromas of bright red fruits that lead to enticing flavors of black cherry, cola and black raspberry.  This complex beauty evolves in the glass, so if you are patient enough to let it breathe you will be rewarded with hints of dark chocolate and espresso.  Diavolessa’s balanced acidity and well integrated tannins make it incredibly food friendly.  How about beef tenderloin with rosemary gorgonzola or pappardelle with lamb ragù?  Or go with a tried and true local menu like Santa Maria style tri-tip topped with salsa fresca and pinquito beans.

76% Petite Sirah, 14% Mourvedre, 5% Sangiovese, 5% Tempranillo

119 cases produced

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2011 Purple Beast Santa Barbara County

2011 Purple Beast Santa Barbara County

Does the name Purple Beast pay homage to the Beastie Boys?  Or classic rockers Deep Purple?  Or perhaps the name alludes to Prince and his Purple Rain?   Or Hendrix and his Purple Haze?   Our lips are sealed on this, so you can decide for yourself.  Don’t be fooled by its quirky name, Purple Beast packs serious flavor.  You’re treated to a seductive nose of plum, sage, anise and hints of dried orange peel.   The blend of mostly Petite Sirah and Syrah with some Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo has a fruit forward palate of cherry and red plum with earth, truffle and licorice.  Try some paired with duck breasts with apricot-Szechuan peppercorn sauce or rosemary & balsamic marinated lamb shanks.  Or embrace your inner rock star and pair Purple Beast with your very best air guitar playing.

201 cases produced

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