Cabana Winery Petite Sirah
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@danandlisa keep thinking this wine is cool, dark, and lovely in this Lab Rat Report No nose but the first taste blew me away, This is the first lab rat bottle that I want to buy a case of.
2021 Cabana Winery Petite Sirah, Lodi, California
Not for sale online, $300/case MSRP
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Monday, May 22 - Tuesday, May 23
2021 Cabana Winery Petite Sirah
4 bottles for $59.99 $15/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $139.99 $11.67/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
We were the lucky recipient of a lab rat bottle. Thank you Alice and David. The cliff note version, if you like Petite Syrah, buy it now.
We received the lab rat email after receiving the bottle. We were lucky enough to have it arrive in plenty of time to let it rest. We did not research the winery beforehand.
We decided for the first night to make the leftover brisket into beef stroganoff with plenty of mushrooms and no green stuff. The wine has a lovely, deep color. There was no nose to speak off. The legs were good. The first taste blew me away, mainly because of the no smell factor. I got boysenberry and pepper. My husband got cherry and pepper. It went great with homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
All I kept and keep thinking about this wine is cool, dark, and lovely. I believe this has great aging potential based on the fact the nose is so closed off.
The second night we had this with chicken enchiladas. It held up perfectly with the green sauce and the pickled jalapeños. I would say this wine would also go with a chimichurri, romesco, harissa, caponata ,or olive forward dish.The nose did not yield anything different. We still enjoyed every sip.
This is the first lab rat bottle that I want to buy a case of. The question is, do I want to buy one or two and I have no space. It was a cool, dark, and lovely wine.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2021 Cabana Winery Petite Sirah - $40 = 22.21%
Purchased a case based on two things, the Labrat report and the bottle has a twist-top.
According to the info above, this 2021 wine was barrel aged for 24 months and bottle aged for 2 years. How is this possible?? I’m assuming a copy/paste error??
@TimW @rjquillin another question we won’t get answered…
I can see how the juice could be barrel aged for 24 months, and [then] bottled [after] aged for 2 years. Bottled after the 2 years of barrel aging. A rather strange phrasing, but plausible. But yeah, and the producer web site is no help.
What say you @winedvid49?
@kaolis @rjquillin @TimW @winedavid49 Probably not. I am always disappointed when the winery does not show up. But, this time, I was the lab rat. Despite the no nose, it was a very tasty bottle of wine. I did not read the specs or read the bio before I wrote my report. It is worth more than the $12.00 a bottle. If I was not a rat, I would feel differently, but the bottle still lingers with me.
@rjquillin There’s no reasonable way to interpret that description except to say it’s been aged for 4 years total, in one vessel and then the other. Which is a neat trick for a 2021 vintage.
@InFrom I’ll politely disagree.
is a past tense statement; it was bottled after two years aging.
@rjquillin Lol, I guess. It’s an odd thing to say, though, isn’t it? They state that they aged it in the barrel, and then helpfully point out that it was still aged when they bottled it? Like, was it going to un-age before bottling?
/giphy Benjamin Button
@InFrom yup, at least that was my take on how to make sense of it. Awkward?
@InFrom @rjquillin nice catch on that subtlety-worded past tense “Bottled”
@InFrom @TimW We’re so used to hearing about initial pre-bottling aging, concrete, barrel or whatever, and then the extra bottle aging (Italian wines) that is required to achieve a certain class for additional $$$.
@InFrom @rjquillin @TimW I caught that “24 month-2-year” thing too. It’s still early in NC, but my before-coffee math still doesn’t add up, on the barrel aging alone. It’s a 2021 vintage, and harvest should be sometime in October in Lodi (guessing). It’s only May, so that’s only 19 months, if they bottled it like yesterday. SMH.
@TimW Clearly you are unfamiliar with the new, advanced, bottle barrel… Or is that the barrel bottle…
@TimW Winery clarification is 24 months in the barrel. Dang, I was hoping for some new scientific method I was unaware of.
They may want to check again. It’s not mathematically possible to have been in barrel 24 months if harvested in fall 2021.
Hey folks, Sorry I’m late with my labrat report, forgot about it last night and had to drink a glass this morning for the team…
Initial pnp: The wine had no nose and was a bit disjointed. This thing is a baby! I left a glass opened for 2 hours on the counter and the wine definitely opened up nicely.
Color: Dark purple – right on time for Petite Sirah. This is a BIG wine, beautiful color.
Nose: Fruity, big blue and black fruits, alcohol, some wet stone elements, a bit of vanilla and an overall compote-like richness that you would expect from a 15% abv PS. The wine smells very well made, likely new oak on this.
Taste: Again, big fruit flavors, a hint of perceived sweetness from the fruit, although the wine is definitely dry. Rich tannins as expected, medium acidity, medium finish. Delicious wine that drinks like a $30+ wine, so the Casemates price is a great deal. Hats off to the winemaker.
This is modern styled PS with definite oak treatment. It is very well made in that style and will be a crowd-pleaser for sure. I really enjoyed the wine - thanks again for the opportunity!!
Any Atlanta folks interested in a split?
Great memories from Renwood back to even the early 90’s and until they sold again to Rombaur. Forget Paul Draper - the folks at Renwood made Zins popular in CA. I believe Scott Harvey was their wine maker in the 90’s and went on to single handedly put Amador County on the map. I’m good with a case knowing the origins and for nostalgia
@Leatherchair I still have a 1993 Renwood somewhere that I believe Scott may have been a part of.
Expected shipping date?
@killeenbase there is
@killeenbase @rjquillin showed up Saturday the 20th
@killeenbase @rjquillin and I hope summer ship kicks in soon because my bottles arrived at 82.9, 83.8…lower level 82.5 deg
Or I just say “no”, like I should anyway
@killeenbase @kitkat34 @rjquillin Had the exact same thought when the UPS driver handed me a toasty warm box…
@fermentedwisdom @killeenbase @kitkat34 @winedavid49
Y’all labrats are sellin’ it!! Sounds like a great QPR on this wine, priced at an “every day drinker” price.
@TimW It is the first labrat bottle I wanted to buy. It punches way above the price, even if it is screw top. It is not super complex, but after I drank the bottle, I was disappointed there was not more.
In for a case even though stocked to the gills!
My resistance to the siren song of the lab rats is normally stronger than this…but I must be weak this morning. In for a case. Any Columbus people, hit me up if you want to take a few bottles off my hands.
Cabana is such a strange name for a winery. My first thought is a Pina Colada and sun tan lotion…my second thought is Barry Manilow
@losthighwayz Enjoy a copa of Cabana.
hey there- shows available in AZ - when i click the buy button say not so ???