Petite Sirah from Central Coast, California.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $6. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Since 1883, Concannon Vineyard has been handcrafting fine varietal wines from grapes grown along the Central Coast of California, a diverse region from Santa Barbara to the San Francisco Bay. We carefully select the most ideal vineyards and craft this expressive fruit into superb wines.
As the first winery to bottle Petite Sirah in America, we are proud to offer this medium-bodied wine bursting with blueberry flavors that mingle with a hint of spice and toasty oak. Great with lamb stew or a chocolate torte.
The 2011 Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah begins with a very fruity aroma of raspberry, vanilla and even a little mulberry. The medium-bodied wine tastes smooth with lots of red cherry, cranberry, raspberry and black cherry. Nice spice and vanilla notes flow into the dry finish. Soft tannins help make this wine very easy to drink. A definite crowd-pleaser and a great introduction to this excellent variety.
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