French Bar Petite Sirah California 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   California

Varietal   Petite Sirah

Retail Price   $19

ABV   13.9%

Score   4 Stars/90 points

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, dark purple color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and cassis with supporting notes of blueberry, raspberry, and mocha.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of boysenberry and vanilla. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a opulent texture.

Cool Factor

A

We are unabashed fans of Petite Sirah loving its round, fleshy fruit and decadent spice accents.

Value Grade

A

Considering the quality of winemaking and personality on display in the glass this wine represents a great value.

Analysis

This bold and charming red is made with 100% Petite Sirah. The fruit for the French Bar Petite Sirah comes from the family's Rock Creek Vineyard in the eastern foothills of California's Sierra Mountains. The grapes are sustainably farmed are Certified Green in accordance with the "Lodi Rules." The wine is rested in 100% French oak for a period of 13 months before bottling.

How to Enjoy

Enjoy today with rich stews or barbecue. This bold and balanced wine will also age gracefully in your cellar for five plus years.

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