By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 8:47 am in Uncategorized.
Per today’s column on my existential crisis surrounding wines that are and aren’t true to varietal, here are some details on the Petit Sirahs discussed. Enjoy!
– Concannon Heritage Livermore Valley 2004 ($54): This wine finished eighth overall in the Vintners Club blind tasting, but it was my No. 2 for its true-to-style black fruit, slight pepper and big yet supple age-worthy tannins.
If you’re looking for a lighter style of Petite Sirah, try these:
– Silkwood Wines, Stanislaus County 2004 ($42): This wine finished fifth out of 10 for its lovely balance of fruit and tannins. A pretty thing; try this wine slapped against herbed flank steak.
– Clayhouse Estate, Paso Robles 2005 ($26): This wine finished third for its strawberry jam nose and chocolate-covered cherry palate. Drink it alone or with barbecued chicken.