2012 Burgess Cellars Petite Sirah "Estate Vineyards"
Winery: Burgess Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Vineyards"
Wine Category: Petite Sirah
Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 347
KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: March 25, 2017
Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Petite Sirah from Burgess opens with a black cherry and Bazooka bubble gum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of minerality, toasty oak and a hint of cinnamon. The wine transforms a bit on day two with some Bordeaux like cedar showing up. It finishes dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a very long time. The Panel suggested pairing this Petite Sirah with smoked beef brisket. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: With the grapes growing at 1000' elevation above the frost line, the location lends itself to producing high quality Petite Sirah grapes. This is a classy version of Petite Sirah with smooth, dense blackberry and cherry flavors. The incredible color and firm tannins confirm it is a Petite Sirah. With its famous heartiness, this is the ultimate fancy burger or gourmet thin crust pizza wine!
Organic status: not organic
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