95% Petite Sirah and 5% Petit Verdot from Livermore Valley, California.
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review. 21,200 cases produced.
From the bottle:
"Our conservancy wines help protect California vineyard land from urban development. Growers of these wines have placed their land into a trust that preserves against development forever.
Roots. Rocks. Intrigue. My Great-Grandfather, James Concannon began handcrafting outstanding wines in 1883. Concannon is America's first winery to bottle Petite Sirah and has been doing so for over 40 years. By placing vineyards into conservancy it ensures wines will continue to be crafted for future generations. We believe preservation of vineyard and agricultural lands protects our quality of life.
Our Conservancy Petite Sirah is the essence of Concannon, displaying fantastic depth and character. It is full bodied, rich with cherry flavors and has a hint of toasty oak for a smooth silky finish. Pairs as well with barbequed chicken as your favorite lamb recipe.
Enjoy a glass and be part of the legacy!
Today we are checking out the new vintage of a wine that we have enjoyed many times, in fact it's pretty much our go to Petite Sirah. We last checked out the 2008 vintage, so let's see how the 2009 holds up.
The 2009 Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah begins with very pleasant aromas of dark ripe fruit, a little spice, licorice and menthol. Tasting the medium to full-bodied wine reveals lots of sweet blackberries and blueberries along with nice toasty oak notes wrapped up in a wonderful silky and full mouthfeel. Dusty and slightly sweet tannins lead into the finish of this easy and fun to drink wine. I liked it just as much as the 2008 which once again makes it one of my favorite Petite Sirah.
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