2007 Cartlidge & Brown Petite Sirah

I picked this wine up last weekend at BevMo for 8 or 9 bucks. I’m generally a fan of petite sirah, so I was happy to grab this on sale. The winery is in Napa, but the bottle doesn’t indicate the origin of the grapes.

The blurb on the back of the bottle led me to believe this would be a fairly bold, jammy wine, but it’s surprisingly soft and delicate. There are notes of raspberry, orange blossom, and jasmine, accompanied by soft tannins and a short but pleasant finish. This wine strongly reminds me of some of the better petite sirahs I’ve had from wineries like David Bruce. 91 points.


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