A bar wine that I ordered on the fly. Very basic fruitiness in a forward style. I honestly can’t recommend buying this wine for the cellar at home as it is boring, thin and not representative of Petite Sirah. 2 star, 83 points but is not on my “Cheap and Nasty” list. It is drinkable in a bar-like atmosphere, but I would not try to pair it with any food. It retails for about $10. I did some research on this wine, and found that WS gave it 85 points while WE gave it 90! Enough said.
Whoa there Mr. Fruity-up-my-nose-guy… I am not a fan of this wine. Absolutely in my grill with the blueberry jam and across my palate with a rather sweet compote of blue and red berries with no finesse whatsoever. I did not detect much tannin nor any structure to this wine. If you like easy to drink wines, get some. If you are slightly more serious, give this a major pass. 1 star and 80 points. I can’t believe I paid $12 for it.
Really……disappointed, with this thin wine. From the stellar 2009 vintage, I was hoping for depth, charachter, fruit and a cellaring potential. Nothing I mentioned showed up for this party. Overly acidic, unbalanced and lacking any semblance of a typical Burgundy, this wine is a major pass. Move it along people, don’t waste your time. I get nothing on the nose, a thin reedy mid palate of just juice and no fruit on the finish at all. 1star, and a paltry 80 points if done by pro wine taster. Sorry to burst bubbles….
If you have read my older posts, you will know that I love Cabernet Franc…..just not this particular one. It, is, alright. Nothing more, nothing less. I was really excited about this wine and had to open two bottles now to form my opinion, average. I can smell the alcohol (14.2%) and perhaps some dry blueberry. On the palate, rough tannins and very little fruit. Did I catch this wine in a dumb faze? I hope so- and am willing to cellar some for a while. Without further wafting, I am dispatching this wine with a 1 star provisional rating. Yup, a major pass at this point- but I will re-taste it in a year or so. Perhaps an 85 pointer???? But for the price, there’s far better out there.