Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rosenblum San Francisco Bay Heritage Clones Petite Sirah 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Beautiful, dark color
Big nose of ripe black cherry and black raspberry
Massive, creamy, full-bodied and voluptuous on the palate
Long, rich finish of prominent anise/black licorice layered with chocolate and dark fruit, providing a lingering sweetness that coats the mouth

Get out the fork and knife- this is a huge, rich wine that you might need utensils to cut through! In fact, it's almost over the top. With that said, though, it's really enjoyable. You just better be in the mood for something like this.

I recommend everyone try this wine to see what this end of the spectrum is like. This goes beyond Barossa Valley Shiraz from Australia and Central Coast California Zinfandel. In this varietal's ancestral home of the Rhone Valley in France, this might not even qualify as wine. They would be astonished by this bottle, asking themselves, "You can do this with grapes?"

Check it out. If for no other reason, then to educate your palate about the range of possibilities. You should be able to find it for around $18-20. Also, see PB's review of this wine below. Raise a glass!

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