Miner Family Petite Sirah Review – Napa Valley

It’s always tempting to try a less expensive and mass produced petite sirah like Boggle Vineyards.  They’re mass produced so you can expect consistency and they’re extremely affordable which is even more appealing.  If you want to be more cautious and not try anything new, go for it.  It’s delicious.  However, if you want something that is crafted by an expert wine maker, that also means you have to spend more.  Coming in at $46 per bottle (according to their website today), the Miner Family Petite Sirah is one you’ll want to know about before you buy.

miner family vineyards petite sirah

I’m completely obsessed with two of the wines from Miner Family.  The Big Yeast Chardonnay and the Stagecoach Merlot.  They are HOLY F*CK amazing!  I don’t really have another way to describe them.  When I remembered I had a Petite Sirah in my wine cabinet when I got back from my trip I couldn’t wait to try it.

The Petite Sirah is exactly what you’d expect for the price range.  It was delicious, crafted to match a fine wine and each to drink.  I enjoyed it, but it didn’t have the wow factor of the Big Yeast Chardonnay or the Merlot.  If I didn’t have those amazing experiences with the other two wines, then this would be on my reorder list 100%.  However, when it is the same price as the Stagecoach Merlot, instead of splitting the order with 3 merlots and 3 petite sirahs, I would do 5 of the merlot and 1 of the petite sirah only because they’re the same price.

Petite Sirah is my favorite varietal so passing it up for a Merlot is huge.  You should absolutely order one if you’re shopping at Miner Family, but make sure you go heavy on the Merlots so you don’t miss out.  Regardless of which red you like, they’re both incredible and you’ll have a good time drinking them.  If you’ve had this same wine and a similar or different experience, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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