This week I tried a 2011 petite sirah bottled by The Other Guys that ran me about $12. TOG are based in Napa (www.togwines.com).
I liked it, but this is one of those rare wines that I liked better by itself, not with food. When I drank it with food, it just didn't seem as subtle as it had going solo.
When I sipped it without food, I got an unusual note that I couldn't identify. I looked at the label, which claims 'delicate fig aromas', and I knew right away that that's what I was getting. (Not so sure about the 'deep old vine flavors'.) I'll also agree that it has a 'delightfully sweet finish'.
A nice petite sirah at a good price.