Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah 2013

As you may have noted, I continue to dig into my archive of tasting notes.  This Petite Sirah was drunk several months ago.  I can only hope the new vintage is as enjoyable, because I think another Shannon Ridge PS might be part of my holiday shopping list this year.

Oenophilogical_ShannonRidgePetiteSirah2013Winemaker: Shannon Ridge
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Lake County, California

Notes: Part of the Shannon Ridge “High Elevation Collection,” this wine was a very deep purple in the glass.  It had a full bouquet of jammy blackberry, pine resin and dusty soil.  Acidity was good and tannins were medium in this medium-bodied Petite Sirah.  Alcohol was 13.9%.  Flavors I found were berries atop darker fruit and woody tannins that lingered.  In addition, it had a plush mouth feel.  That’s the best word I can find to describe the sensation.  I liked it pretty darned well.  I had this as an accompaniment to a rib roast and it was quite a pleasant pairing.

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