Robert Biale Royal Punishers Petite Sirah 2017
SKU: AW769617

Robert Biale Royal Punishers Petite Sirah 2017

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750ml
$42.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
Brand Robert Biale
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
The 2017 Royal Punishers has a deep, blackish blue color profile. Aromas of dusty currants, blueberry, quince, violets, figs, molasses, graphite and baked rye. The entry is weighty with a broad mid-palate structure which has layers of ripe, black fruit flavors. The oak profile is balanced and the tannins are mouthwatering and medium grained which hold the fruit profile and carry a long, lingering finish. Available April 2019.
Wine Spectator
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Broad-shouldered and a bit tightly wound for now, with gutsy currant, licorice, orange zest and sandalwood notes that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2029. 1,200 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 30, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a dark, brooding wine that's aged in Burgundian oak for 17 months. The blue and black fruit is lush and ample, built around a core of tannins and toasted oak that work well to accentuate without distraction.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petite Sirah Royal Punishers features notes of baked plums, dried blackberries and stewed cherries with hints of balsamic and fried herbs plus an earthy waft. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy with a somewhat rustic finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019