The Crusher Petite Sirah pours a dark, inky purple - classically Petite Sirah. Breaking away from other hard, heavy Petite Sirahs, this wine's aroma leaps out of the glass with fresh blackberries, toasted walnuts, and a toffee-like edge. The wine transitions on the palate to rich, creamy blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, milk chocolate mouthfeel, and caramel oak nuance. Rich and soft, it evokes thoughts of cocoa butter and nutmeg. Velvety, mouth-filling tannins lead to a faintly sweet, strawberry finish. The bright, juicy fruit flavors of this wine are nicely balanced by its darker, caramel flavors and well integrated oak.
Rich, dark aromas of blackberries, violets, and crushed white pepper invite one into this Clarksburg appellation Petite Sirah. A jammy array of blackberry and black cherry flavors dominate the palate, complemented by hints of vanilla, sassafras, and exotic oaky notes that linger through the finish. Full-bodied, with rich mouth-filling tannins, the wine displays a multi-layered depth and complexity that invites lingered contemplation and enjoyment.
76% Petite Sirah13% Merlot4% Cabernet Sauvignon3% Tinta Cao2% Souza2% Touriga NacionalAPPELLATION ClarksburgVINTAGE 2011WINEMAKER Greg KitchensALCOHOL 13.5%PH 3.69 TA 6.6 g/LRS 3.7 g/L
This wine will pair nicely with grilled meats, savory pastas like butternut squash raviolis with a brown butter sage sauce, or even dark chocolate.