Wednesday, August 6, 2008

2006 Petite Sirah - Ready for Prime Time!

Marc already covered the 2007 vintages in his post, so it’s my turn to talk about the 2006 Petite Sirah. Before we went to bottle the wine, we were really pumped about the release based on our earlier tastings. After tasting the Petite Sirah again, all I can say is “wow”!

Our Petite Sirah continues to showcase itself with a real deep “inky” color, which is very typical of this varietal. And if you are looking for that opportunity to flaunt purple teeth, this wine will undeniably get things moving in the right direction for you.

In terms of the aromas that we picked up, there was some smokiness in the wine. We sensed some black fruit, possibly prunes and some plums. As for what we tasted, we definitely picked up more of the black fruit and some blueberry. We also sensed some black licorice and a bit of smokiness.

The tannins have mellowed since we tasted at the end of May. The acidity on this wine will make it fantastic for food pairing. And the finish lingers on in your mouth for awhile, so you’ll really get a chance to enjoy all of the flavors in the wine.

As for initial thoughts on food and wine pairing, we know this wine was made to be consumed with food. Right now, we’re thinking about braised meats such as lamb, duck or veal. We need to do some experimenting with the right spices/herbs to go along with those meats. Our initial thoughts are around garlic, soy sauce or tamari so stay tuned.

For those of you who don’t eat meat or are not fans of gamey meats, we’ll come up with some vegetarian pairing ideas too!




So you’re probably wondering, “OK, guys. When can I get my hands on some of this awesome wine?” Totally fair question and glad you asked. Due to the fact that it is the summer and wine is temperature sensitive, we will start taking orders for the Purple Teeth Cellars 2006 Petite Sirah in the middle of September and will start shipping the wine in mid-October, assuming weather conditions are conducive to it. This will minimize the chances of the wine being negatively impacted by extreme weather conditions.

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