100% Petite Sirah from Lake County, California.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $7. Sample received courtesy Benson Marketing for review purposes.
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.
“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
Line 39 wines is located in Lake County, California — an emerging and exciting wine region just north of Napa Valley. And while Sauvignon Blanc may be it’s best known variety so far, if today’s wine is any example the Petite Sirah is pretty darn nice as well. We previously reviewed the 2009 vintage of this wine and concluded, “Don’t Have A BBQ Without It“. Let’s see how the 2010 vintage compares.
The 2010 Line 39 North Coast Petite Sirah begins with very nice aromas of ripe dark fruit, licorice and spice. The wine tastes of juicy dark fruit, with not nearly as much oak evident as the 2009, and offers a smooth, velvety texture. On the finish the sweet juicy fruit lasts a long time and ends with just a bit of toasty oak and tobacco. This is quite a delicious wine that is even better than the 2009 vintage. And while it’s still great with a steak, this vintage is quite good on its own as well making it a great pick for your next party (or for your 4th of July BBQ tomorrow!)