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2002 Madrigal Vineyards Petite Sirah "Napa Valley"

Petite Sirah

Winery: Madrigal Vineyards

Vintage: 2002

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,700

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: December 13, 2007

Wine Review: I was reminded that today was Wine Blogging Wednesday and they were covering Petite Sirah. Since I love Petite Sirah, I pulled this Madrigal from the cellar. This really dark purple wine opens with a very inviting mulberry bouquet with hints of licorice. On the palate, this full bodied wine is dry, smooth, silky, and has rich and concentrated dusty dark berry flavors with hints of spice and oak. The finish is very very dry, has tingly fine tannins, and is a bit brief for a wine with such substance. This wine is so smooth that it would pair very nicely with a steak now and should be consumed in the next 1 to 3 years. WBW was a great excuse to enjoy this beauty. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: As in years past, our 2002 Petite Sirah is red wine for big red wine lovers. The color is a saturated purple and black. Aromas of ripe black cherry, spicy liqueur and creamy new oak are just beginning to open up. The flavors come on like gangbusters, broad without being over-ripe. This vintage may well be remembered for its beautiful balance from the start. Ripe fruit, dazzling acidity leading to a refined, yes, refined finish. As much fun as it is to just open and drink by itself, be sure to enjoy it with savory grilled or roast beef, pork or lamb. Those of you who choose to cellar wine will be rewarded with 5-10 years of beautiful drinking.

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