RETRO Petite Sirah Elevation Old Vine 2012
“Elevation – Old Vine”
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2012

RETRO Petite Sirah Elevation Old Vine 2012

“Elevation – Old Vine”
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2012
Retro Petite Sirah
Retail Price: $45
DDWA Score: 90
Value Rating: 3.5
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Where to Buy:
Retro Cellars

Briar patch/berry liqueur and peppercorn nose transitions to flavors of fresh blackberries and dark plum with support from a little tarragon/thyme and cigar wrapper. Rich and intense Petite Sirah with focus, uplifting acidity and fine, slightly chalky tannins. Delicious, especially now that it’s almost 6 years old. Time has been its friend.

Retro is owned and made by Mike and Kara Dunn. Mike is Howell Mountain Cab pioneer Randy Dunn’s son. Retro has made tiny lots of Petite Sirah for 15 years. They are always delicious and highly recommended for complexity, power and grace…as graceful as Petite Sirah can be! It has always been a challenge, try as I might, to convert Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers to Petite Sirah. But I won’t stop trying – Cab lovers SHOULD love this wine and fine awesome value in it.