Sunday, January 04, 2009
2006 T-Vine Psychedelic Rooster Sticky
This late harvest red wine from T-Vine is primarily late-harvested Petite Sirah blended with about 10% super-ripe Brown Vineyard Zinfandel. T-Vine is probably one of my favorite Napa Wineries and produces really serious Cab, Zin, Petite Sirah, ect. and if you're not familiar with their wines, I highly recommend anything they make. In fact, when I saw that this wine I just had to try it because I love their standard wines so much. The alcohol percentage stated on the bottle is 16.5% so although this wine was harvested at high sugar levels, the wine doesn't come across to sweet. It does however come across quite powerful, full of extract, and loaded with full-bodied fruit flavors. On the nose I get a good dose of inky-cassis, tar, and gushing blackberry! The flavors of this wine really blast the palate with richness and extract; creme de cassis, licorice, blackberry, and brambly Marion berry, are just a few of the intense and delicious nuances. I really love this wine for it's intensity and dense fruit flavor. Totally hedonistic - 94 points!