Robert Biale Vineyards

P.S. 185
2011 Petite Sirah
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 191


Robert Biale Vineyards

P.S. 185

Petite Sirah
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

This small lot of 2011 Napa Valley Petite Sirah is a standout red wine of the vintage for Biale. Deeply-fruited and textural, this dark-robed Petite Sirah shows all the brazen beauty that has been prized by winemakers for more than 100 years of Napa Valley viticultural history. Grapegrowers who commonly called it "Petasera" loved it for its dark fruit, structure, and ability to enhance red wine, particularly in years when underpowered wines needed a little added voltage. Today, Biale is preserving and planting small lots of Petite Sirah in Rutherford, Calistoga, Chiles Valley, St.Helena, and Oak Knoll and advancing the reputation of this historic Napa Valley classic.

Aging Process

Burgundian Oak barrels, 20% new, 15 months.

Wine Facts

  • Wine was dry farmed

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Steve Hall

Winemaker, Robert Biale Vineyards

Winemaker, Steve Hall

Enjoyed wines since 5 years old. At U.C. Berkeley fell within the orbit of Napa and Sonoma red wines and at professors' end of term parties.
Started at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in the lab, and worked through several wineries over the years including Clos du Val and Jarvis. And now at Biale - my favorite stop so far...

Country born: USA

Education: U.C. Berkeley, viticulture classes at U.C. Davis and Napa College.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Making wines that are compelling and enjoyable.

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