Moxie and I went to the local Costco yesterday and I steered us into the wine aisle… I picked up some interesting wines but the label on this one sold both Moxie and me. She’s a graphic artist by trade and has a good eye for marketing. This label was a winner. I glanced at the back label and immediately decided I needed to try this blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot.
Wow, what a beautiful dark purple in the glass. A nose of twizzlers, strawberry jam and some oak. It’s not my favorite profile but I’ll wait to taste. The initial taste is deelish. This is a rich wine that starts off with black cherries, dark stone fruit and strawberries on the mid palate. Ripe tannins round it out for a balanced mouthfeel. The wine finishes strong with notes of cherries jubilee laced with some tannins. I’m loving the flavor profile if not the aromas. I bought this wine for $12.89 at Costco. You know I love both Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot which makes this wine really appealing. It rates a 90 with me and that makes it a must buy and 5 stars. I’m getting more in the morning. Drink now till 2019 with red meat, venison and stews. A perfect fall wine. Besides, look at that cool label- winner! Salut….