Santa Rita Wines
2010 Bougainville Petite Sirah
Chile: Maipo Valley
Welcome to the latest installment of our coveted Super Spy Sunday, a feature that is proving incredibly popular with our more discerning Operatives. Today’s selection is one of the finest Chilean wines we’ve ever featured.
Yes, today’s Santa Rita Wines 2010 Bougainville Petite Sirah is pretty incredible. It was designed to be just that.
Beginning with the 2010 vintage, Santa Rita launched its Icon series of wines. The flagship is today’s dense and delicious Petite Sirah. Santa Rita’s 41 hectares of Petite Sirah accounts for a full 22% of Chile’s total plantings of the grape. They’re committed to the varietal, and to producing stunning examples, as demonstrated by today’s fabuloso wine.
This particular Petite Sirah has an incredibly lush, full and fragrant nose. Up front, it is loaded with smoky cherry, blackberry, raspberry and plum. These are backed up by earthy bramble, cigar box, sweetwood, fine tobacco and brown spice.
The palate is dense and packed with bold flavors of blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, black raspberry, smoked cherry candy, spice box, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco, dried leaves, cocoa powder and toasty oak.
This wine is a stunning example of Petite Sirah and we hope that you partake of this very limited offer. Remember, this wine is yours at 53% off, with included ground shipping on just 4 bottles. Enjoy - and stock up!
Inky dark crimson, with brilliant red edges. After swirling, short, skinny legs streak down the glass wall.
Smoky cherry, blackberry, raspberry, plum, earthy bramble, cigar box, sweetwood, fine tobacco and brown spice.
Blackberry jam, smoky blueberry, black raspberry, smoked cherry candy, spice box, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco, dried leaves, cocoa powder and toasty oak.
Exceptionally long and loaded with dark fruit flavors that slowly give way to earth and spice components. Plush tannins leave the wine with a crushed velvet feel that encourages another delicious sip.
Enjoy this stupendous wine with hearty grilled meats, lamb burgers or even tandoori lamb chops.
What the Winery Says
- Cecilia Torres Salinas, Andrés Ilabaca Andonie and Carlos Gattica
- Petite Sirah
- Chile, Maipo Valley
- 14.6 %
- 18 months
- Medium-toast French oak barrels