F. Stephen Millier Angels Reserve Lodi Petite Sirah 2017

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by Stephen Millier

93%
of 979
would buy again
93%
of 979
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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

93% of 979

2016

93% of 2,343

2015

90% of 2,210

2014

94% of 1,866

2013

92% of 1,456

Feel the power of the dark side...

    • Stephen's Petite has heavenly flavors of bold, dark fruits with hints of creaminess – like a steaming-hot berry pie just out of the oven... ahhhh. Can't get any better.

    • The warm, dry vineyards of Lodi soak up so much sun that grapes are able to develop full, robust flavor – which, thanks to your support, Stephen was able to craft into this juicy red.

    • Your champion winemaker loves sippin’ on this red alongside savory foods like BBQ ribs or eggplant parmesan. (He picks the eggplant right from his garden! Impressive..most impressive.)

Aging advice
This wine will age quite nicely for the next year or so. That means you need to pick up enough bottles to try now and save some for later. I really enjoy my Angels Reserve wines at about the one year mark.

Serving advice
The overall tasting experience for this wine will benefit from letting it breathe for 20-30 minutes after opening. That doesn't mean you cannot taste it early – only that it will taste even better with a little breathing.

Local food match
Soon our garden will be in full production and we will be harvesting fresh eggplant. I really enjoy pairing this Petite Sirah with fresh bold flavors, especially with eggplant parmesan prepared on the grill.