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2009 Frank Family Petite Sirah "SJ Vineyard Reserve"

Winery: Frank Family

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "SJ Vineyard Reserve"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 724

KWG Score: 93 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 4, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and pitch black colored Petite Sirah opens with a mild blackberry and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is balanced, rich and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a concentrated ripe blackberry with notes of blueberry jam and a touch of old oak, anise, and black plum. The finish is dry and its very dusty tannins show really nice length. This Petite Sirah would pair very well with a thick well-marbled ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine has deep concentrated purple hues characteristic of Petite Sirah. Aromas of black berries roasted with allspice, vanilla and black licorice lead to a wine that is concentrated and powerful, with full luscious tannins that intertwine with dark fruit and a rich textured finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Frank Family 2009 Reserve Petite Sirah.

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