I readily agree to being a Cabernet guy through and through, but if you like red wine you really need to try the Petite Sirah from Three Clicks located in Yountville, California. After Cabernet, Petite Sirah would certainly be on my list of favorite wines, especially the one from Three Clicks.
The wine is made by winemaker Bruce Devlin. Although Bruce has never told me this, I would bet he gets some advice and guidance from his accomplished winemaking wife, Danielle Cyrot-Devlin, winemaker at CADE Estate Winery.
Bruce is a REALLY nice guy who I have had the pleasure of working with over the past several years as a distributor of Bruce’s wines. Bruce is also the winemaker at Ballentine Vineyards in St. Helena. Ballentine is the winery where winemaker Sean Larkin and I make my Tiedemann Signature Series Red wine. There is an interesting story behind the name Three Clicks. I suggest you go to the Three Clicks website and click on the “About Us” and read about the Three Clicks story. You will find it interesting.
Three Clicks is a boutique winery with limited production of two primary wines: the Petite Sirah and a Sauvignon Blanc. Only 200 cases of this lovely 2010 Petite Sirah were produced. The grapes came from two Napa Valley vineyards near Calistoga, California. The wine was aged in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels for 15 months.
I decanted the wine for about an hour before pouring my first glass. The color of the wine was a deep and intense purple with a nose of black fruit. The palate was excellent and full of spice with a great concentration of fruit. The wine is full bodied and features a dry velvety mouth-feel from the balanced tannins. The finish changes as the wine opens and becomes a wonderful interplay of mild spice and velvety tannins. The finish is for a substantial period of time. This well-made wine is simply a delight to drink.
You can order the wine directly from the winery website or call them at 707-224-3566. If you are an Indiana resident you may find they’ll have trouble shipping to Indiana. If that is the case, I suggest you inquire about the wine at your favorite wine shop. If they don’t stock the wine perhaps they could check on it with one of their Indiana distributors for you, or check in the Indiana Beverage Journal. Three Clicks can ship to a lot of the other states without any difficulty. This wine is truly worth putting forth a little effort to get a bottle or two for your cellar.
If you have tried this wonderful wine, please share your thoughts and experiences with us.