*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Artisan Family of Wines.
Petite Sirah! Petite Sirah! Petite Sirah! Well, Petite Sirah is a quick way to my heart, I love the stuff! We opened up the 2007 Seven Artisans Petite Sirah the other night, clearly killing it in its infancy. Poor wine. It’s a baby. The parts are there, but they need time to meld together. After 3-4 hours in my glass, the wine showed some of its potential, but probably could have used a night in the decanter. The Seven Artisans hails from the Suisun Valley, clocks in at 14.9% alcohol by volume, has a real cork closure, and retails for $17.99.
On the nose I got blueberries, cream, blackberries, blue fruit, pie, vanilla, blueberry cobbler, fruit punch, more blue fruit and blueberries…more blueberries, blueberries, and blueberries. After this got going, it was extremely aromatic and yummy smelling. In the mouth I found fresh tart blueberries, blackberry, raspberries, more red fruit on the edges, bittersweet chocolate, anise, some more raspberries and blue fruit o the finish. This had tannins to spare…so decant. Or stick it in the basement for a couple years. Yum!