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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

2007 Line 39 Petite Sirah

This Petite Sirah is sourced from vineyards located in California's North Coast appellation. There's not a whole lot of information on the winery website, but I think it's safe to assume that they age their wine in oak and that they follow the basic regulations that would qualify their wine to hold the varietal name of Petite Sirah on the label .

On the nose I get aromas of dried cherry, leather, prune, milk chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. It's sounds kind of funny but the wine smells almost like it's from Tuscany. The bouquet has an amazing resemblance to many Sangiovese based wines I have smelt before. Perhaps the bottle got a touch oxidized before I had the chance to taste it.

On the palate I get generous amounts of black cherry, sweet black currant, tobacco, and hints of boysenberry. This wine is actually quite delicious and very generous on the palate. It's making my mouth water and ask for more!

I've never tasted a Petite Sirah that even closely resembled this one. In fact, it's the exact opposite of most Petite's I come across. It's not overly extracted or alcoholic, it's not thick in texture or inky in color, and it's not overloaded with oak and big black fruit. It's tastes like a ripe and refined "Super Tuscan". Sweet and fine tannins!! I believe the suggested retail on this puppy is like $! Screamer -  90 points

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