Graziano Family of Wines
2009 Petite Syrah Mendocino County
California: Mendocino County
P.S., I love you...
A true hidden gem at a price that is just too good to pass up, this wine really astounded our entire tasting panel! And that’s saying something, as we are very choosy when it comes to the Petities that we bring you.
Today’s wine delivers something not commonly found in a Petite Syrah (we also call the varietal Petite ‘Sirah’): Elegance. This little beauty does have the bold fruit and flavor associated with the varietal, but with none of the brashness that can make a P.S. seem very over the top.
This wine bursts with lovely aromatics and, on the palate, the sort of juicy goodness that we just adore. Today’s Graziano 2009 Petite Syrah Mendocino County is a fun, delicious, rich and surprisingly elegant wine that is drinking beautifully. Enjoy now, or hold a few bottles back for the fall and winter holidays and be rewarded with even more plush grace.
Very deep and rich-looking, with inky purple coloration. At the very edge of the glass, a dark ring of garnet runs around the wine.
Dark stewed fruit of plum, blackberry, blueberry and cassis lead the way. Just behind these, aromas of toasty vanilla, oak, dried Virginia tobacco, cherry liquor and a hint of black pepper.
Blackberry, black cherry, cassis and dusty dark chocolate mix with hints of oak, European (unsweetened) licorice, tobacco and hard cracked leather.
Ultra long with bold fruit flavors that lead with dark fruit and then gradually give way to earth and spice flavors.
We’ll be enjoying our bottles with a veggie pasta with a hearty marinara sauce. For a great meat option, braised short ribs would be incredible.