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2012 Burgess Cellars Petite Sirah "Estate Vineyards"

Winery: Burgess Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Vineyards"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

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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