Berghold 2010 Petite Sirah

2010.bergholdfootstopzinBerghold 2010 Petite Sirah

Love the deep ruby red color in this glass!  Looks like someone melted Dorothy’s slippers.  It has a great sparkle! A rich black cherry nose with hints of leather and butter.  I thought the nose was done but I must confess, I have a swirling problem.  Sometimes I think I love smelling wine more than I like drinking it.  This was an example where it paid off.  After digging back in, a wonderful cedar appeared and it almost felt woodsy.

The rich tannins will take an elegant stroll across your tongue like an stroll on the Champs-Élysées.   Not a couple on a romantic evening stroll but rather a wedding party after the rice but before the cake.  It’s big and noticeable, well dressed and definitely having fun.  Smooth long finish with a quick pop of spice that dissolves in slow motion.

Retail: $24.99

http://bergholdvineyards.com

(K&S Rating: 4)


Winemaker Notes: “This Petite Sirah has supple tannin structure with juicy ripe plum, black cherry along with hints of cedar and blueberry flavors.  Aged primarily in American Oak barrels with a touch of French Oak blended prior to bottling.  A great food wine, try pairing with grilled pork chops, dry-rub bbq ribs or steak with sauteed mushrooms.”

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