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2015 Varozza Petite Sirah "Estate Grown"

Varozza 2015 Petite Sirah

Winery: Varozza

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Petite Sirah

Grape blend: 100% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: St. Helena

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 28, 2020

Wine Review: This pitch-black colored Petite Sirah from Varozza was a top finisher in our recent blind tasting. It opens with a prune and black olive bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, super smooth and velvety. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry and anise blend with notes of toasted oak and black tea. We also detected hints of minerality. The finish is dry and its tannins build-up and last for a very long time. The Panel described this Petite Sirah as hedonistic and I would pair it with Roy’s rib roast. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our heritage Petite Sirah vines were small in production but over the top in flavor in 2015. The aromas are composed of fig compote, graphite pencil shavings and cocoa nibs. The palate is met with flavors of dark roasted coffee, blackberry and peppercorns. The tannins are massive in structure but well integrated, creating great texture with a creamy mouthfeel. This pairs well with short ribs, venison, and BBQ.

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