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2012 Michael David Phillips Petite Sirah "Earthquake"

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Earthquake"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 17, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petite Sirah from Lodi opens with a blackberry and black licorice bouquet with hints of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, nicely structured and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mild red raspberry with notes of cola, blackberry and oak. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this very good Petite Sirah with a gorgonzola burger or a strip steak. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A whiff of violet lures you in, then turns all dark chocolate and summer blackberry in the mouth. Opulent fruit and full bodied tannins, this wine is down right pretty.

Organic status: not organic

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