Lava Cap 2007 Reserve Petite Sirah El Dorado

My husband and I are a good combination. He loves grilling and I love finding the wines that will compliment the food he is preparing. Tonight he is grilling a beautiful grass-fed filet so I decided to decant a bottle of Lava Cap 2007 Reserve Petite Sirah. Lava Cap is a family run winery in Placerville, CA and I am looking forward to trying their latest Petite Sirah release.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Lava Cap 2007 Reserve Petite Sirah El Dorado comes from Lava Cap’s Granite Hill vineyard.  400 cases were produced and it has 15.1% alcohol.  The wine retails for $30 and more information can be found at

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Lava Cap pours a dark and inky purple.  It opens up with a sweet nose of dark berries and cherries with a hint of cocoa.  The wine has a big, dark fruit taste with notes of blackberries and dark chocolate.  It has a smooth tannins and a spicy finish with lingering notes of sweet vanilla.  This is a really nice Petite Sirah that really went well with the filet.  It is a great wine for grilling and I am looking forward to enjoying the rest of the bottle…cheers!

My Wine Rating- B

*I received this from the winery as a sample for review