Concannon Vineyard Petite Sirah Selected Vineyards 2009
The 2009 Petite Sirah, Selected Vineyards has deep, expansive aromas of plum, blackberry and black cherry dominating the nose. Soft chocolate and molasses notes from the oak add delicious flavors on the palate. Carefully structured tannins create a round and lively finish. Suggested pairings include wild game, teriyaki beef, herb-rubbed lamb or decadent dark chocolate.
This wine is a lovely deep purple in the glass, and presents a nose of tart cherry fruit, cut grass, and hints of leather and dark chocolate. The taste is marvelously fruit forward, with dark fruit flavors and just a bit of tartness giving way to some richness of ripe plum, and earthy spice midpalate. The finish is quite dry, with very smooth tannins supporting a very modest finish. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/02/2009-concannon-central-coast-petite.html