2003 Petite Sirah
Lots of exotic spice, wood and hazelnut aromas lead to a rich, supple, polished core of harmonious wild berry and blackberry fruit. It's so refined and elegant you'll be surprised that this is a Petite Sirah, though the tannins on the finish will remind you of this grape's chewy personality. Drink now through 2010.
92 Points — James, Laube, The Wine Spectator - 11/05
The 2003 Petite Sirah is a classic. Opaque purple to the rim, with a big, sweet nose of blackberries, white flowers, crushed rocks, vanilla, and smoke, ferociously tannic but enormously concentrated and extracted, this wine needs 5-6 years of bottle age and will handsomely repay two decades of aging.
92 Points —Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate - 12/07
Shows true Petite Sirah character in the black color, huge tannins, softness, extremely ripe fruit, and obvious ageability. Everything is super refined, working at its top level. Blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, creme de cassis, coffee, sweet leather and oak flavors all mingle in a complex wine that loves beef. Drink now through 2020.
92 Points — Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast - 11/06
You may know Bob Foley as the talented winemaker at Pride Family Vineyards. He also bottles wines under his own label, like his vibrant petite. Everything about it is bright, especially he color, a dense purple with electric ruby edges. the flavors build on fresh fig and plum, dense, rich and beautifully clean. The tannins are chalky rather than chocolatey (earthy rather than oaky). A sleek petite to age ten years or more.
93 Points — Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits