2007 Fortress Vineyards Petite Sirah "Red Hills"
Winery: Fortress Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"
Wine Category: Petite Sirah
Grape blend: Petite Sirah
Region: Lake County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 169
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: November 7, 2009
Wine Review: This very opaque dark purple colored Petite opens with a smoky black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of dark chocolate throughout. There is also a dash of black pepper as well. The finish is rather dry and its moderate tannins build and generate some nice length. Our mini group thought this wine would pair well with a hearty meal like beef stew. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Inky-black, with unbridled richness, this Petite Sirah offers up deep, high-tone black fruits, chipped stone and violet characteristics. Grown in a chalkier block of the vineyard (Block 11) at 2.200 ft., this Petite Sirah is beautifully balanced with softer tannins which avoids shocking the palate.
Organic status: not organic
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