Andis Wines (Plymouth/Amador County) was its 2009 ANDIS Wines Petite Sirah Reserve Goedeck-Liu and its 2010 ANDIS Wines Petite Sirah Reserve Goedeck-Liu. Both were awarded high point scores by Richard Jennings in his astounding and thorough February 21 blogpost of the event (click here to read it). (Thanks, Jo, for sending it!)
|The crew from Andis|
at the event
"Like many of our wines, the Andis Petite Sirah is less a result of perfect planning than open minded exploration of the wines we actually made. We are very loyal to the philosophy of critically tasting all of our lots as they age in barrel and only then deciding what is most interesting to bottle on its own. Our Petite Sirah program began as a single vineyard selection out of a favorite El Dorado County vineyard - Goedeck-Liu (both 2008 and 2009 bear that designation). In 2010 we blended the Goedeck Lui Petite with Petite Sirah form the highly regarded Cooper Vineyard in Amador to produce one of our most powerful and complex wines to date," said McKenna
|Twisted Oak wines with|
the inevitable Rubber Chicken
|Andrew & Jeff Stai, Twisted Oak|
Lava Cap poured its 2008 Granite Hill Petite Sirah, which and El Dorado county Estate Bottled wine. I personally like how this wine is described on their website, because these Foothill wines are all about PLACE: "Lava Cap’s Granite Hill vineyard has been part of our estate production since 1995. It consistently produces some of the most highly decorated Petite Sirahs in California. The wine has the iron-red soil character, black mineral depth and green conifer edge of the Sierra Foothills."
Lava Cap also poured its 2009 El Dorado Estate Bottled Petite Sirah.
Not present at this tasting, but perhaps next year... PaZa Winery, is the latest Sierra Foothill winery to join the PS I Love You organization. They were welcomed aboard in January 2012. PaZa is located in Auburn, Placer County.