Not a wine that will change your life, but it has a solid QPR and improved nicely with some open bottle time. Has that nice dark Petite Sirah color, a reasonably nice bouquet, however it does flatten out at the end. As people scrape around for solid $10 wine values this one will work for many.
Color: Dark Purple w/ deep reds Nose: Welchs Grape jelly and hints of raspberry and blueberry. Palette: Hedonistic !!!!!! Nothing but grape preserves. Lots of sugar cane taste. Love it but too much. I could only drink 1-2 glasses at a time. A little over the top w/ the fruit forward business.
Very dark purple colour. Huge American Oak and spice on the nose. Big black fruit up front which carries reasonably well to a decent finish. Some nutmeg component also coming through on finish. Acidity comes off as being a little too citric. Decent wine but a little boring.
Wow, decanting made a huge difference. Decanted one hour. Nice wine, much better than last bottle. Good fruit, no oak. Girlfriend commented that this bottle tasted better than a Beringer Private Reserve cabernet drank with dinner the night before...nice QPR.
Dark purple color with mouth-staining inkiness. Aroma is oak and cedar on the front with some alcohol that comes through clearly. Jammy dark fruit is also there. Smells like a cab. Mouthfeel is muscular and grippy, almost tongue-curling. There's a generic flavor of oaked blackberry and a little bit of plum. Finish is pretty long and tannic.
Not a bad wine and a great match for something fatty and strong like peppery steak or a sharp cheddar. This was my first petit sirah, and I'm not blown away. It could easily have been an average mid-priced California cab.
The wine has a nice nose of sour cher, red fruits and some wood odor. The wine has a very nice mouth feel and a nice sour cherry in the mid pallet and some cranberry flavors on the finish which did not last long and was very dry. I think it needs to celar two years.
drank this bottle over 3 nights. day 1 very sour and jammy..much better and more balanced 2nd day. had the last glass on day 3 and there was nothing left. my best guess is I will drink my next bottle in another 6 to 12 months and decant for at least an hour before drinking.
Color was a dark red with a purple hue. The nose contained aromas of bing cherry, plum, licorice, moss, a touch of cedar and vanilla. Cherry dominated the palate, complimented by notes of coffee, tobacco, and hints of sweetness. Initially very tannic, this Petite Sirah smoothed out after decanting for an hour. Vanilla, cherry, and nutmeg on finish. Good QPR at $10/bottle. Paired well with chocolate and walnuts.
Deep red, purple color. Let decant for 1 hour before drinking. First nose had deep black fruits. No dry finish. No bitterness. Some aged wood on the smell, not on the taste. Nose seems much deeper than the taste.
Day 1: nice bluberry jam bouquet. Silky mouthfeel, fairly tannic which caused a flat, dry finish. Day 2: black cherry bouquet, tannins more subdued, but still an inperfect finish. For the price, this is a solid drinking wine that should age but not gain much.