Location: Diamond Bar, CA
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Jul 23 at 11:54pm
Added Jul 23 at 11:54pmDark plum color in the glass—well duh, it’s Petite Sirah. Nose suggests plum, but the color may have subverted my nose. Light fruit on entry—currant, blackberry—very light fruit. Some tarriness under mid-palate. Quite light on tannin and acid. I guess I could describe it as balanced since no one dimension dominates. Very “easy” on the rear palate. As the wine warms up, a bit, it seems to gain another dimension—an earthy rusticity that plays off the initial fruit quite well. Good wine.
Jul 22 at 7:24pm
Added Jul 22 at 7:24pmVery pale yellow color. Citrus fruity nose. Big hit of acid on entry. Flavors of lemon, green apple. Definitely no herbality or grassiness. Thankfully avoids the grapefruit direction that so many California SBs seem to have these days. Very nice, easy drinker.
Jul 21 at 8:02pm
Added Jul 21 at 8:02pmMore blue than red in the glass. Somewhat musty nose. Big black fruit on entry—almost black cherry Kool-Aid level. However, that quickly passes. Lots of tart acid. Then there is an earthiness. All in all it’s an OK everyday drinker, but nothing particularly special.
Jul 20 at 7:54pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $20.98
Added Jul 20 at 7:35pmLovely salmon color in the glass. Sprightly, flowery nose. Very nice acid tartness on the tip of the tongue. Fruit flavor of, more than anything else, kiwi, although the tartness is more like lemon. Amazingly crisp and almost bone dry. I think the “sweetness” I am detecting is because of the fruity sensations, not from any RS. Just a terrific summer sipper.
Jul 14 at 10:58pm
Added Jul 14 at 10:58pmMore of a fruity nose than I’m used to for a Zinfandel. On the tongue, though, the fruit is ameliorated. I do get a bit of blueberry and some plum, but this is more subtle than blatant. Some leather that I would, normally associate with Cabernet Sauvignon on the rear palate. Not terribly full-bodied. Fairly light on tannin.
Jul 12 at 12:11amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $26.99
Added Jul 12 at 12:11amFairly oaky nose. Candy sweet on introduction—blackberry, big time. Some dark plum hints. Some earthiness. Very sedate tannin, although it does pop up on the rear palate. Quite a short finish. The candied fruit on entry discourages me from going back for more of this one.
Jul 9 at 7:56pm
Added Jul 9 at 7:56pmFrom the back label: 94% Syrah/6% Grenache. Dark murky purple in the glass. Very “berry” nose. Very easy on the tongue and under the palate. Gentle introduction of black raspberry. Some herbalness. Sufficient acid—noticeable, but complementary to the fruit, not dominating. Very gentle on the tannin. Certainly not a powerhouse wine, but this is the kind of red that can convert a white-wine-only drinker.
Jul 3 at 4:08pm
Jul 2 at 7:46pm
Added Jul 2 at 7:46pmPale yellow color. Just a hint of tropical fruit on the nose. Lots of acid on introduction—Lemon with unripened pineapple. Some metallic hint. Another crisp and refreshing summer sipping wine, but I am of the opinion that this one is difficult to recommend a meal pairing with this one.
Jul 1 at 8:11pm
Added Jul 1 at 8:11pmSomething of a stony/minerally nose. Very light-bodied. Very crisp and tart—of lemon and, maybe, peach. Some grassiness and some stoniness. If you are OK with the tartness, it is a good summer sipping wine, and, certainly, inexpensive.