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Brass Tacks North Coast Petite Sirah 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit vanilla-heavy at first, but then this gains some nice candied red plum fruit with hints of peppery cinnamon and minty black licorice adding some complexity. Shows fairly restrained in the mouth with some extracted tannins early on that are a bit prominent due to the restrained fruit. The flavors are a bit inky and lightly spicy with some candied tones to the core of blackberry fruit. The back end turns a bit lightly candied, but it works well with the rather fresh black fruitiness of the wine. And while the wood tannins seem to be rather prominent on the moderately long finish, that works with the wine, adding some not unexpected rusticity. 88pts

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Region: USA » California » North Coast

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Color: Red
Varietal: Petite Sirah
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Brass Tacks Wines:
Brass Tacks wines reflects of the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn’t over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through. brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; real... Read more
Brass Tacks wines reflects of the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn’t over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through. brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase “get down to brass tacks”). Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brasstackswines Read less

Editorial Reviews for Brass Tacks North Coast Petite Sirah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,362
3.50 5
07/02/2011

A bit vanilla-heavy at first, but then this gains some nice candied red plum fruit with hints of peppery cinnamon and minty black licorice adding some complexity. Shows fairly restrained in the mouth with some extracted tannins early on that are a bit prominent due to the restrained fruit. The flavors are a bit inky and lightly spicy with some candied tones to the core of blackberry fruit. The back end turns a bit lightly candied, but it works well with the rather fresh black fruitiness of the wine. And while the wood tannins seem to be rather prominent on the moderately long finish, that works with the wine, adding some not unexpected rusticity. 88pts


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Snooth User: rhwine
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5.00 5
06/22/2010

A very nice California Petite Sirah. Very fruity with big tannins. Classic Petite Sirah aromas of blackberry, cassis, pepper and hint of leather notes. We enjoyed it with lamb chops, madea very nice wine pairing.


Snooth User: talktalk
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4.00 5
07/12/2010

Four glasses



Tasting Notes:

Brass Tacks Petite Sirah is an opulent wine offering flavors of blackberry, vanilla and hints of black pepper. Well-integrated tannins lead to a smooth, balanced finish.

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