I was up in the Catskills visiting my son last week and pulled this out of the cellar there. I bought it (and a lot more) when Casey liquidated his wine production and decided to stick to farming. He was using synthetic corks for this wine (you probably know that Sean Thackery sources this fruit for his “Sirius” bottling) and I was curious as to what I would find. The last notes on the wine on Cellartracker were from at least 9 years ago.
Great news! This wine was textbook petite sirah and tasted like a youthful wine. Tannins were nicely resolved; acidity excellent; balanced with nice flavor depth. I took it to some retailer visits on the next day for them to taste and everyone was very impressed. Excellent job! If you have any of these, I don’t think there is any need to rush to drink them. On the other hand, they are in a great spot right now.
Glad to see that one still alive Steve. Cheers!
Here’s an '06 TN from '13:
2006 Eaglepoint Ranch Winery Petite Sirah - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino (2/25/2013)
Dark ruby, expressive blackberry nose. Dry, fruit with tart tannins, smooth mouth feel, bold fruit, well balanced. (90 pts.)
Posted from CellarTracker
FWIW, 2014 was the last vintage of Thackrey “Sirius” Eaglepoint Petite Sirah and I don’t believe that Sean has been working with any fruit from the vineyard since then.
I keep thinking that I still have a bottle of Casey’s 2006 Petite Sirah someplace - I may have to go hunting for it to see if I really do have one left.
FWIW my favorite was the '06. Half the fruit from the '75 planting and half from the '01 cordon.
The '01 was special as it all came from the older block AND we had a couple too many barrels that year. It might have hot like 60% new wood. I’ll bet the great Mr Hill would pick up the Amer/pencil/graphite in that wine.
Every time I’ve pulled one of Casey’s wines they have been excellent. I bought a bunch when he liquidated and never regretted it once.