Sunday, May 25, 2014
Girard Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012 Wine Review (NW)
Wild berries, bramble, and smoky notes on the nose
Full bodied and dense
Dark plum, black tea, and herbs layered on the finish
I always enjoy finding a good Petite Sirah. When made well, it's a varietal that shows incredible density and depth along with a bit of rustic charm. This wine is a stellar example from Girard, and it has interesting layers that evolve in the glass with some time. Pair with red meat or a hearty sauce, and give it plenty of air. For $25, this is fairly priced and easy to recommend. Raise a glass!