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2009 The Crusher Petite Sirah "Growers Selection"

The Crusher 2009 Petite Sirah

Winery: The Crusher

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Growers Selection"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Clarksburg

State or country: CA

Price: $13

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 86.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: March 26, 2011

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark purple colored Petite Sirah is a good value and a nice everyday option. It opens with a mild black cherry and red currant bouquet with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced. However, it is not overly complex. The flavor profile is a black cherry with notes of oak and plum. The finish is dry and slightly prolonged. The panel felt this would be a good offering to pair with a burger or pulled pork sandwiches. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Crusher Petite Sirah 2009 is a deep, inky purple, with aromas of jammy blueberry, vanilla, caramel, and a touch of baking spice. Concentrated, soft fruit flavors of dark raspberry and blackberry sorbet are well balanced by notes of brown sugar and cedar contributed from the French oak aging. Well rounded with subtle secondary flavors as well, dark chocolate and cinnamon stick both emerge in the mid-palate. Big and full-bodied, the rich mouthfeel is enhanced by a solid backbone of tannins that finish soft, even in the wine's youth due to minimal fining. The berry flavors linger in the finish, and balanced natural acidity makes you want to go back for another taste. With its moderate alcohol and excellent concentration, this varietal is clearly the flagship of The Crusher. Our 2009 Petite Sirah is an exceptional barbeque wine, particularly with grilled tri-tip or a pulled pork sandwich.

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