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2008 Michael David Phillips Petite Sirah "Earthquake"

Earthquake 2008 Petite Sirah

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Earthquake"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lodi

State or country: Canada

Price: $26

Cases produced: 2,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: March 24, 2011

Wine Review: Always a favorite with the tasting panel, this year's vintage finished in third place in our big blind tasting. It is opaque and very dark purple colored. It opens with a blueberry and vanilla oak bouquet with a hint of smoke. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich, and complex. The flavor profile of this big boy is a black raspberry and coffee blend with a heavy dose of oak mixed in. Panelists also detected black pepper and dark chocolate notes that add to its intrigue. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty. The panel suggested pairing this wine with Kona encrusted steak or roast duck breast. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Big, ripe dark berries leave just a hint of sweetness on the tongue with overtones of chocolate and tobacco. A long peppery finish follows. Ample tannins and substantial body make this one enormous and delicious swallow of wine.

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