Petite Sirah is awesome. We all know that. If you don’t know that, go buy some and find out for yourself what you’ve been missing. The other day a box of wine from the very first producer of Petite Sirah in the US arrived at my door, hooray! In case you don’t know, Concannon Vineyards was the first US producer of Petite Sirah back in the early 60s. We tried the 2010 Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah with our bbq ribs a couple nights ago. It has a plastic cork closure, clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $8.50.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) For $8.50, the Petite Sirah had a heck of a lot to offer and would be a fantastic party wine.
2.) Imagine a blueberry pie drizzled with chocolate in a glass. That’s this wine.
3.) Definitely serve it with BBQ ribs.
4.) I rally can’t believe it was only $8.50.
On the nose I found blueberry, berry jam, blueberry pie, spice, chocolate, vanilla, cream, and herbs. In the mouth this wine was all blueberry, all the time in jam and pie form, with some chocolate and spice notes and perhaps a hint of black currant. The wine had good acidity and tannins.