Nightfall Petite Sirah 2011

This Hermit’s Blend, Petite Sirah from Nightfall Cellars was good, full bodied, with a nice deep reddish/dark purple color and in the $15 range. It was a bit tannic, had a bite to it at first and needed to open up a bit (we had one glass and finished the bottle the next day and liked it even more!) This rare varietal series is primarily Petite Sirah blended with Mourvedre.  (See the nice cork below;)


Mourvedre (pronounced moor-ved’ruh) is tannin heavy, deep, dark and has a high alcohol content. It is usually blended with Grenache or Sirah (Syrah). There’s a funny article on called: Mourvedre, The Edward Cullen of Forgotten Grapes.  Overall, we would purchase this bottle again… not bad for $15.




I write about wine as well as the unique stories behind each label. I'm a R.D.H. with an applied science degree in dental hygiene, and have been geeking out about wine for over 20 years. Before obtaining a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification, I learned about wine just by trying different styles and regions. I've also worked with a local distributor in wine sales. Wine brings people together and makes the world a smaller, friendlier place... Cheers!


Tonya Compton

Love this post !
I’m a wine enthusiast also with many passions…….still soul searching you could say ✌️
Cheers !



Thank you:) Cheers right back & keep soul (and wine) searching!



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