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Monday, February 27, 2012

McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2010 - Smoky Blackberry and Toffee

McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah 2010 - Smoky Blackberry and Toffee

100% Petite Sirah from California.

SRP of $12 and available for as low as $9. Sample received courtesy McManis Family Vineyards for review purposes.

From the winemaker:
"The McManis family estate is recognized as the premiere site for Petite Sirah grapes in the Northern Interior, so the excellent quality of this wine is no surprise! Fermented for 7-9 days and aged on French and American oak for 4 months, the wine is vivid purple with lively flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and cassis, with hints of hazelnut and toffee in the bouquet. The wine is full flavored, rich and substantial, with a long, mouthwatering finish.

14.5% Alcohol"
Petite Sirah is an under-appreciated varietal that I really enjoy. Not only do wines of this variety tend to be big and full-bodied, but Petite Sirah is one of my favorite pairings with chocolate. In fact, you may have seen some of the articles recently claiming that red wine is not a good match for chocolate...don't believe it. Next time you are partaking in some rich dark chocolate goodness, pair it up with a succulent Petite Sirah and watch the fireworks happen in your mouth.

The 2010 McManis Family Vineyards Petite Sirah begins with rich aromas of blackberry, baking spice, black currant, toffee and black pepper. This very dry wine tastes of smoky blackberry and sour black cherry. The finish shows some spice, lingering notes of oak, toffee and chocolate. Give it some time to breathe to get the best taste.

Other reviews of McManis Family Vineyard wine:
2010 McManis Family Vineyards Malbec
2010 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
Jack Tone Vineyards Red Wine Box
Jack Tone Vineyards White Wine Box

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Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3

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