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2005 Charles Cimicky Petite Sirah

Charles Cimicky 2005 Petite Sirah

Winery: Charles Cimicky

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $60

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: March 2, 2008

Wine Review: I have been pretty impressed with the Petite Sirah that I have tried from Australia this year. So I thought that I would enter this wine in our blind high end red wine tasting at the beginning of February. This wine did not disappoint as it finished with a recommended score of 91.39. This opaque dark purple wine opens with a fragrant plum and licorice like bouquet with just a hint of oak and heat. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine is rich, smooth, and has extracted plum and black current flavors. The finish is dry, it has very fine tannins, but is not overly lengthy. The panel felt this wine would be best on it own or with beef stroganoff. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This is a new varietal that Charles planted eight years ago. In 2005 the berries were extremely small with thick skins that stained the harvester promising a wine of fantastic color and natural structure.

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