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2012 Tres Sabores Petite Sirah "Calistoga"

Winery: Tres Sabores

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Calistoga"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Region: Calistoga

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 394

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 14, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Petite Sirah was described by the panel as a perfect fireplace wine. It opens with a dense blackberry bouquet with a hint of Dr. Pepper and menthol. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with hints of blueberry, cherry-cola, oak and integrated light minerality. The finish is dry and its big dusty tannins take over in the end. The panel suggested decanting this wine and serving it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This may be the most rambunctious and terroir-driven wine that I've ever brought to my portfolio. Petite Sirah is one of the essential spice box "seasonings" for any maker of Zinfandel (a chef without Pepper? Unlikely!) but these grapes deserve their single-vineyard designation. Dry-farmed in "Calistoga Joe's" rich, black, volcanic soil. Abundant Marionberry, cedar, and roasted-chocolate notes infuse this wine from start to finish.

Organic status: not organic

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