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Spellbound Petite Sirah 750ml 2012
Sku: 13080
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
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Country: United States
Region: California
Grape Varietal: Petite Sirah
Type: Still wine
Reg. $14.99
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Wine Advocate 90 points - The outstanding 2012 Petite Sirah is a 21,500-case cuvee of 100% Petite Sirah that was aged in a combination of 60% French oak and 40% stainless steel. While surprisingly soft and civilized for a Petite Sirah, it does not lack for flavor authority or density. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by notes of blueberries, blackberries, incense and camphor. Meaty, rich and spicy with a hint of road tar, the sweetness of the tannins and the lushness and opulence of the wine are amazing. This tastes like a $30-$40 Petite Sirah, but it’s available at less than half that price. (Nov 2014)

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This Petite Sirah offers rich, full-bodied flavors of ripe berry fruits with supple tannins. An easy drinking wine for casual weeknight meals and great with BBQ. 98% Petite Sirah, 2% other red varietals. The challenge with Petite Sirah is taming the tannins that naturally exist within the grape due to the berry size and high skin to juice ratio. To create a refined and approachable style, we start with fruit from Lodi, where older vines and warmer temperatures ensure full grape maturity. Fermenting in stainless steel captures the bright berry fruit intensity, and select lots continue to age in stainless to maintain that brightness and acidity. The remaining lots are aged in French and American oak, which lends undertones of toasty vanilla while softening the tannins and enhancing the structure. All these factors combine to create a balanced style that is unmistakably Petite Sirah.

 
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