Value Alert! Great Everyday Petite Sirah for $8!

I’m a fan of Petite Sirah.  It’s one of my favorite grape varietals.  The challenge though for many Petite Sirah (a.k.a. “Pet”, “PS”) lovers is that the wines can be pricey.  If you’re willing to pay $35 and up, finding a very good to excellent PS isn’t hard to do.  It’s a much bigger challenge though to find one  in the $20-25 range, and an even bigger challenge to find one for less than $15, much less $10!

That’s where Redtree, the maker of this wine comes, comes to the rescue.  According to Redtree’s website:

Redtree offers consumers fresh, fruit forward, distinctive varietals of consistent quality and exceptional value that are ready for immediate consumption. These wines are ideal as an aperitif and complement everyday meals as well as special occasions

Redtree is one of three Cecchetti Wine Company brands (along with Line 39,and Backhouse).  To the wine!

2010 Redtree Petite Sirah

My tasting notes follow:

Inky purple-black color with earthy, baked dark fruit aromas. On the palate it’s light-bodied,  smooth, and fruity with soft tannins,  and blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla flavors. Short finish.  Great price-performance, especially for P.S.! – 86pts

Recommendation: I enjoyed this wine, particularly as a value play!  It’s fruit forward, but not jammy, and an easy drinker.  And at 12.5% alcohol, it’s lower than most Petite Sirah you’ll come across.  If you’re a fan of Petite Sirah, (or for that matter Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah) and are looking for an everyday wine, give this one a try.  Media Sample

Here’s the wine geek stuff:

  • Appellation: California
  • Alcohol: 12.50%
  • TA: .62
  • Ph: 3.78
  • Winemaker: Bob Broman
  • Cases Produced: 3,416
  • Suggested Retail: $8.00
  • Release Date: Nov. 2011


  1. Vane Hugo says:

    Bogle makes a great Petit Syrah. It is consistently good year to year and sells for about the same price point in Cost Plus or similar places.

    1. Vane..thanks for stopping by…I’ll look for the Bogle!

  2. Cool. Will definitely look into this one!

  3. khadermoh says:

    Martin, please tell me where I can purchase this for $8, i’d like to stock up

    1. Hi Khader,
      The wine mentioned in the post is a bit challenging to find, but Redtree says you can find it at these places:
      Here is a list of stores that carry Redtree Petite Sirah in the Bay Area:

      828 Irving Market San Francisco
      Buddies Market San Francisco
      Casalegno’s Country Store Soquel
      Deer Park Wine and Spirits Aptos
      Deluxe Foods of Aptos Aptos
      Fircrest Market Sebastopol
      Happy Harrys Produce Goleta
      Harvest Urban Market San Francisco
      Mollie Stone’s Market-Sausalito Sausalito
      Petaluma Market Petaluma
      Royal Liquors San Francisco
      Staff of Life Santa Cruz

      We had part 2 of the P.S. tasting last night. The winner from last night is easier to find, and is $8 on sale at Cost Plus World Market, and also available at Lucky’s and Raley. It’s just as good if not better! I’ll email you the name…

      Thanks for leaving a comment! Hope to see you at the next tasting!

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