Grill? Check. Good friends? Check. A big, juicy steak? Check. What's missing?
Sample submitted for review. SRP is $10, but I've seen this one as low as $6-$7.
From the bottle:
The North Coast of the California wine growing region is located on the 39th parallel. Many of the great wine growing regions of the world are found along this line. The North Coast features some of the best conditions for producing some of the finest wine harvests. 14.5% Alcohol
"North Coast grapes are perfect for my style of Petite Sirah. A zesty mix of cherries and tannins enhanced by a trace of oak and tobacco. --- Salut!" Bob Broman, winemaker
The 2009 Line 39 Petite Sirah exhibits ripe fruit, plum, and even a bit of melon on the nose. It tastes of blackberry and fruit flavors with a little vanilla and oak (maybe a tad too much oak). This wine needs some time to open up as the finish is a bit sour at first, but it improved pretty quickly and we found it to be even better on day 2. Not an overly complex wine, but one that almost feels like it was built to pair with a steak. I recommend you do just that.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.