96% Petite Sirah and 4% Zinfandel. Sample received courtesy Pedroncelli for review purposes. Suggested retail price of $15, but if you can find a retailer near you that carries it, you should be able to grab it for as low as $12.
From the bottle:
Only hand picked grapes from the Dry Creek Valley are used for this wine. Our Petite Sirah offers aromas and flavors of spicy black pepper, ripe blackberry and black cherry. This is a full-bodied wine with firm tannins. Our family has lived and tended vines in Dry Creek Valley, northern Sonoma County, since 1927. We’re proud of our heritage and proudly offer this Petite Sirah as a complement to your favorite meal.
The Pedroncelli Family
OK, so I raided the kids leftover Easter candy while drinking this one, and it was quite good with chocolate bunnies! The 2008 Pedroncelli Petite Sirah shows a very dark purple in the glass. The nose exhibits aromas of blackberry, pepper and a bit of chocolate and cinnamon. The wine tastes of blackberry or even black cherry cola but is not overly sweet. It has some spicy pepper and prominent but smooth tannins. A nice medium length finish. This one shows good complexity and structure.
I’m a big fan of some spice in my wine, and this one delivers a nice amount. This wine was aged 16 months in American and French oak barrels, but it doesn’t overpower the wine at all. It showed a little better on day 1 than day 2. Definitely a Petite Sirah to check out!
UPDATE: Busted! 🙂
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.