Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rosenblum San Francisco Bay Heritage Clones Petite Sirah 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Huge nose of blackberry pie, black cherry, and a note of banana chips

Sweet tea and strawberry on the plushly textured palate

Sweet finish with mocha and more dark berries

This is a huge wine, so you need to be ready for it. It's dense and rich, bordering on sweet and sticky. Rosenblum performs this highly extracted style with some of their Zinfandels as well as this Petite Sirah.

I really like this wine, but I was in the mood for this style when I opened it. I had a pretty good idea what was in the bottle after tasting the prior vintage twice. The bottle cost me $19. Raise a glass!

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