Rockpile Winery Mauritson Petite Sirah Rockpile Madrone Spring Vineyards 2008
More often than not, Petite Sirah is done the disservice of being used as a blending wine. On the rare occasion that it is bottled as a variety, it usually has generous amounts of Zinfandel blended in to soften it. Like previous vintages, the 2008 Madrone Spring Vineyard Petite Sirah is 100% Petite Sirah, 100% from Rockpile, and there is nothing petite about it.
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There is no mistaking the density of the wine simply by swirling it in your glass. The black and violet hues cling to the glass, not only showing off the color but the viscosity. Indicative of the cooler growing season, the nose shows high toned black fruit with herbal accents; hints of earthen minerals and sweet oak round out the complex aromatic profile. Juicy tannins greet the front palate with flavors of blueberry pie and ground meat. Broad tannins envelop your mouth from start to finish. While there is no doubt that this is a big wine that will age gracefully, the roundness of the tannins is surprising. The finish once again shows the cooler nature of the 2008 vintage with beautiful acidity. The taste lingers on the palate long after the last glass is empty!
Notes: 50% French 50% American
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