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2007 Fortress Vineyards Petite Sirah "Red Hills"

Fortress 2007 Petite Sirah

Winery: Fortress Vineyards

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

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.

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