A great example of one of our very favorite value varieties.
100% Petite Sirah from Clarksburg, Yolo County, Central Valley, California.
Sample submitted for review. The Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Only 3,000 cases produced.
From the bottle:
Founded by winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, Vinum Cellars has been committed to quality since they opened their doors in 1997 in the Napa Valley. Still today the grapes are selected from premium coastal and cool climate growing areas within California. The wines are made in small batches to allow the unique varietal character of each wine to be expressed.
As we mentioned in our third tenet of Reverse Wine Snobbery, one of the best parts of being a winelover is experimenting with new wines. And one of the first varieties that we recommend people who love big, expressive wines explore is Petite Sirah.
The 2014 Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah begins with deep, ripe blackberry, blueberry and plum aromas with nice touches of herbs, smoked meat and vanilla. Taking a sip reveals lots more ripe dark fruit, plenty of vanilla, licorice and leather with pleasant hints of herbs, earth and baking spice. Firm tannins lead into the dry, long finish. This quite simply a big, tasty and smooth wine and a really nice example of one of our favorite value varieties.
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