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Distributor List 
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Alaska : Southern Wine & Spirits

Arizona : Alliance Beverage

Arkansas : Glazer's

California : American Wine & Spirits

Colorado : Southern Wine & Spirits

Connecticut : Allan S. Goodman, Inc. / Eder Bros.

D.C. : Washington Wholesale

Delaware : United Distributors of Delaware

Georgia : United Distributors 

Florida : Transatlantic (SWS)

Illinois : Southern Wine & Spirits

Indiana : Southern Wine & Spirits

Iowa : Okoboji Wines

Louisiana : Glazer's

Maryland : Reliable Churchill

Minnesota : Southern Wine & Spirits

Montana : Red, White & Blush

Nebraska : RNDC

New Hampshire: Martignetti Co. of NH

New Jersey : R & R Marketing

New York : Empire Merchants

North Carolina : Empire Distributors, Inc.

North Dakota : RNDC

Oklahoma : Glazer's

Oregon : Southern Wine & Spirits

Pennsylvania : Capital Wine & Spirits

South Dakota : Okoboji Wines

Texas : Glazer's

Utah : Southern Wine & Spirits

Virginia : Kysela Pere et Fils, Ltd.

Washington : Southern Wine & Spirits

Wyoming : Southern Wine & Spirits

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine

95 points and Editors' Choice : 2005 Barberis Petite Sirah
Fifty bucks for Petite Sirah? You bet. It’s a huge wine, black as midnight, dry and tannic, with amazingly deep, long flavors of currants, Mexican chocolate mole sauce, crême de cassis, sweet old leather, anise, pepper, cinnamon and smoky oak. Has the balanced complexity of a great Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, with Petite Sirah’s classic earthiness and depth. This…  — S.H.  (4/1/2009)

93 points and Cellar Selection: 2008 Las Vinas Del Senor Cabernet Sauvignon
Pricey, yes, but Madrigal pulled out all the stops on this flashy wine, making it their best Cabernet ever. It’s a big, tannic and dry wine, stuffed with blackberry, currant and oak flavors. Voluptuous and dramatic, but it needs age, possibly a lot. Give it a rest until 2015 and see how it’s doing then.  — S.H. (4/1/2012)

92 points and Cellar Selection : 2008 Barberis Petite Sirah
This is one of those Petite Sirahs that will benefit from a little time in the cellar. Even though it’s made in the modern style, with softer, sweeter tannins than the variety has shown the past, it’s still a bruiser. Yet with a gigantic core of blackberries, blueberries and chocolate, it should negotiate the next 5–6 years easily.  — S.H.  (5/1/2012)

92 points : 2005 Zinfandel, Napa Valley
This is a beautiful Zinfandel. It exhibits all the wild, exotic forest berry-cherry flavors you could want, flooded with briary spices and notes of currants and mint that go on forever in the finish. Yet it also has Napa’s perfect tannins and the balance of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon. First-class Zin, a chef’s dream to play with.  — S.H.  (4/1/2009)

91 points: 2013 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
This 100% varietal wine is velvety and dense in all the right ways, striking a balance between fruit-forwardness and savory coomplexity. Blackberry, blueberry and coffee flavors lead the palate, highlighted in supple tannin. — V.B. (7/1/2017)

91 points and Cellar Selection: 2012 Cabernet Franc, Estate, Napa Valley
Structured, with a juicy backbone of fruit, this full-bodied, 100% varietal wine features aromas of baked bread joined by a taste of blackberry jam. Jolts of cedar and green herb provide a classical touch to the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2020.   — V.B. (5/1/2016)

91 points and Editors' Choice: 2011 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley 
Intensely aromatic, this is a spicy, sublime and soft wine, elegant and unexpected, bright and alive and fresh instead of overbearing. Its rustic roots endear rather than distract, wich an exuberance of blueberry at its core. — V.B.  (11/1/2015)

91 points: 2004 Sonnet #63 Red, Napa Valley
There's a good wine in here that wants to get out, but it will take some time. Even though this Bordeaux blend is more than four years old, it's still stiff in tannins, with a dry, withering mouthfeel.But there's a solid core of black currants. Give it until 2010, at least. -  (4/1/2009) 

90 points: 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Reserve
This complex, light and floral estate wine is subtle in lemon and green apple, tart without being sour. It has low to no oak imprint interdering with the freshness of the fruit and texture, the minerality lasting a long tim eon the finish. - V.B. (12/1/2015)

90 points : 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Smoky pepper marks the aroma of this soft, smooth and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that conveys plenty of refined power. Clove and dried herb provide a savory edge to the experience, which remains integrated and polished in the glass, finishing with a sense of finesse. - V.B. (6/1/2015) 

90 points : 2008 Cabernet Franc
So sweet and rich in cherry, vanilla and cinnamon spice flavors, what’s not to like? It’s dry, gentle in tannins and complex. Seems designed for easy pairing with a great steak.  — S.H. (4/1/2012)

90 points : 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
At about three years of age, this Cab is very dry and very tannic. Yet it feels balanced and elegant, and the flavors are complex, offering waves of blackberries, cassis, spicy mushu plum sauce and smoky cedar. Those tannins need big, rich meats for balance. Drink over the next 5 years.  — S.H.  (11/1/2011)

90 points and Editors' Choice: 2007 Merlot, Napa Valley
A polished, softly delicious Merlot, at a good price for the quality. It’s dry and richly tannic, with complex flavors of black cherries, red currants, red licorice, Indian spices and sandalwood. Ready now, but only 200 cases were produced. — S.H.  (9/1/2010)

90 points : 2006 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
Quite a good Petite Sirah from a producer with a proven track record. But it’s too young to fully enjoy now, because of the undertow of tough tannins. With a core of black currants and sweet beef tartare, it should easily develop through 2012, at least.  — S.H.  (12/1/2009)

90 points : 2008 Sonnet #63
Dry, smooth and delicious, a flashy wine that tastes complex. Although there are strong tannins, there’s a drink-me-now richness to blackberries, blueberries, chocolate and oak. Decant for an hour or two, and enjoy.  — S.H.  (4/1/2012)

90 points : 2006 Zinfandel, Napa Valley
A good followup to the ’05, this bottling is rich, ripe and balanced, with the exotic, wild personality you want in a fine Zinfandel. Shows bone-dry forest fruit flavors of blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, currants and plums, with Asian spices and smoky oak. Now–2012. — S.H.  (12/1/2009)

Quarterly Review of Wines

5 Stars : 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 2% Merlot. Intense, plush, well-modulated, anise, blackberry and coffee flavors

California Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

91 points : 2009 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
Sporting lots of precise Cabernet fruit in its deep, loamy, black currant aromas and finding rich support from its oaky, caramelly backnotes, this full-bodied, comfortably balanced effort puts its fruit in the lead and never lets up from front to back. It has more than a touch of tannin, yet its solid inner structure is supportive rather than intrusive, and the wine has a nice sense of polish that is not always seen from its provenance. Allow it five years or more in the cellar and expect a fairly refined wine to be the reward for your patience.  (April 2014)

90 points : 2009 Cabernet Franc
Harkening back to the days when too many Cabernet Francs were so tannic as to be unapproachable for a decade, this wine does have more than its share of astringency, but it also comes loaded with lots of ripe berry fruit, rich oak and toasty character heading to caramel and sweet cream in tone. It is accessible for those who will revel in its structure, but the rest of us will set it aside in the cellar for a half decade. (April 2014)

Wines Northwest by Chuck Hill

Red Rhone Varieties Part 2 of a 3-Part Series - Published May 1, 2018

Madrigal Family Winery  2013 Petite Sirah Napa Valley $32.00

The Madrigal family has grown wine grapes in the Napa Valley since the 1930s.  Third-generation family member Chris Madrigal is in charge now and works with consulting winemaker Ed Sbragia to craft the special Madrigal Family bottlings. My tasters loved this dark and spicy wine with earthy notes of tar and leather weaving among cassis, plum and dark cherry. 

White Wines for Summer Seafoods - Published July 30, 2017

Madrigal Family Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley AVA

This wine comes from grapes grown at the Madrigal family estate in Calistoga at the north end of the Napa Valley. Delicate floral and spice aromas lead to a firm palate with flavors of grapefruit, melon, citrus and herbs. The wine pairs best with white fleshed fish from the grill.

Red Rhone Varietals and Blends Part 1 of a 3-Part Series  

Madrigal Family Winery, 2014 Petite Sirah, Barberis Napa Valley - Wine of the Week, May 10, 2017

The Barberis Vineyard at the north end of the Napa Valley near Calistoga produces a dark, inky-black hue of a wine. My tasters celebrated this character for its association with Petite Sirah. Aromas of smoky black pepper mingle with cocoa, earthy mineral and vanilla leading to a palate rich with dark fruits, cocoa, vanilla and baking spice. 

Seafood Wines for Summer Originally Published August 16, 2016 -Part 2 of a 5-Part Series

Madrigal Family Winery
2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, Estate

Since the late 1930s, three generations of Madrigals have farmed some of the Napa Valley’s finest vineyards.  Today, the company is run by Chris Madrigal, grandson of the founder.  This Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc offers grapefruit and lemon with notes of herbs and earthy mineral.

American Fine Wine Competition

Gold : 2009 Las Vinas Del Senor Cabernet Sauvignon & 2009 Estate Petite Sirah

Silver : 2009 Estate Cabernet Franc

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