2008 Concannon Central Coast Petite Sirah

Another Trader Joe’s pick for $7, this was actually the second bottle I’ve had as I enjoyed the first one. I don’t have much else to say by way of context, so I’ll just get on with the review.

Despite clocking in at a fairly modest 13.5% ABV, there’s a noticeable bit of alcohol on the nose, but also hints of plum and rose hips. There’s a good balance of sweetness and acidity, plus additional notes of blackberry, raspberry, and jasmine. There are more tannins than I’d expect from a petite sirah, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and it lingers on the palette in a good way. Obviously at this price and age it’s not the most complex wine in the world, but it’s a great everyday drinking wine that works well with pasta dishes or grilled meats. 89 points.


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