Judd's Hill Petite Sirah California 2005
Wine Tasting Notes These old vines really bring out the rich flavors of the Petite Sirah grape. Think ripe blackberry pie with back notes of cinnamon and other baking spices. The color is intense, the nose is concentrated black fruit, the mid-palate has some flashy exotic spicing and the tannins are balanced. What more could you want? For food pairing, rich red wine based sauces over pasta provide an effortless paring for Petite Sirah. But exotic game meats like rabbit, venison sausage and pheasant really make this wine resonate. Another perfect pairing is curried chicken with mango chutney. If you are a cheese lover, any aged cheeses like Cheddar, Gruyere or our local Aged Dry Monterey Jack are lovely with our Petite Sirah.
External Reviews for Judd's Hill Petite Sirah California
With aromas wonderfully reminiscent of a county fair concession stand, this festive and versatile wine is a delight to the senses. The fragrance of ripe summer blackberries is front and center with a medley of supporting aromas adding nuance to the bouquet. You'll experience bright hints of violets, mint and cotton candy, balanced by darker notes of toffee, caramel and peanut brittle that float in and out of perception. This complex and concentrated wine explodes on the palate with flavors of dark berries, crushed cocoa shells and hints of wispy campfire smoke. The tannins are firm but not aggressive, making it a joy to drink now or to hold and pair with flavors of a different season.