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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2010 - Simply Good

Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2010 - Simply Good
Don't let the "Petite" in the name fool you.

Petite Sirah from California.

SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Ravenswood wines are big and unapologetic - crafted for those who refuse to flock to the latest fad. For 30 years we've believed Authenticity, Craft & Character always trump the latest trend.

Experience our interpretation of Petite Sirah; Full-Bodied and powerfully delicious with a decidedly delicious not-small flavor profile of Black Fruit and dark Chocolate.

13.5% Alcohol"
Petite Sirah is a great variety for Reverse Wine Snobs. Not so popular that the prices are crazy, but oh so delicious. And after our recent Bulk Buy on the Ravenswood Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 - Bold Without Being Bombastic, I was excited to see what Ravenswood Winery could do with a Petite Sirah.

The 2010 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah begins with a nice, robust aroma of jammy dark fruit (blackberry and plum primarily), spice and vanilla. The jammy fruit continues when tasting the wine, along with lots of spice and oaky notes. This isn't an overally complex wine, but it sure is tasty and it'll pair wonderfully with hearty meals, like a good old bacon cheeseburger drenched in BBQ sauce. It ends dry with good length. We found the wine to be just as good on day two.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5


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