Trueheart ’09 rated 93+ at Dark & Delicious

Wine writer, blogger and self-described “wine-geek,” Richard Jennings described Trueheart Petite Sirah ’09 as “the find” of the Dark & Delicious event last week. After tasting 77 Petites from 42 wineries, Jennings listed his top ten, and gave Trueheart a 93+ rating in a four-way tie for second place.

Jennings went on to say that the flavors are “intense and focused, but the wine is balanced and structured.  It is one that should age beautifully.”  His tasting notes:  “Opaque black red violet color; focused, tart black fruit, iodine, tar nose; tasty, tight, tart black fruit, tar, tart black plum palate; needs 6 years; long finish 93+ points (2nd vintage).”

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Richard wasn’t the only attendee who loved our wine.  We had several folks taste our wine and then come back (sometimes two or three times) after they made the rounds through the event to tell us that ours was either their favorite, or one of their favorites.

This was our first year at Dark & Delicious.  We had a great time sharing our labor of love and meeting so many Petite Sirah fans, and fellow producers.

We are are thrilled, and we hope to see you there next year.  In the meantime, feel free to pop over to our online store and purchase a bottle or a case at


Dark & Delicious

Next month, on February 17, Trueheart Vineyard and 54 other Petite Sirah producers will be participating in “Dark & Delicious,” an annual event hosted by P.S. I Love You. If you purchase tickets to this year’s event, you will be able to taste and purchase Petite Sirah to your heart’s delight and indulge in food pairings from 30 Napa and Bay Area restaurants and caterers. This will be the first year that we are participating in the event, but we have been told that it sells out every year, so it is important to buy your tickets now!

Tickets for the event are now available by clicking on the link below:

We hope to see you there!

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First Prune of the Year

Here is the flatbed trailer stacked high with the vine canes (which is the technical word for grape vine “arms”) we had pruned today.  The vines are dormant and have lost all their leaves, and we prune the plant to help it become as productive as possible again in the spring – the same reasons gardeners prune fruit trees and roses.  We will prune the canes again in a month or so.  Quite a stack, huh?


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