Nothin small about this Petite Sirah

rosenblumps05bottle.jpgIf you’re planning any kind of meat on the grill for this weekend, you owe it to yourself to snag a bottle of this smoky goodness. Kent Rosenblum, originally a veterinarian by trade, is an expert with hearty reds like Zinfandel, but he’s really outdone himself with this inky purple black vino from the San Francisco Bay region. Aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, black pepper, and cured meats simply leap from the glass and really sing with BBQ pork or grilled beef. It’s a monster of a wine, but still well-balanced with a long, supple finish. Like a dark chocolate mint melting on your tongue as you take that first sip of post dinner coffee. Rarely, does a wine make me rattle off this kind of cork dork poetry, but this really rang my bell with some slow smoked spareribs and a spicy/sweet sauce. It’s about $18. Get some. Rosenblum Heritage Clones Petite Sirah 2005

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  2. Your Grace,

    The wines of Rosenblum have always been faves of mine and the ’05 Petite Sirah is no exception. Usually, I open a bottle of PS the night before I drink it to mellow the tannin especially if it’s less than 4 years of age, but I found this one ready to roll as soon as the cork was pulled. Very black and very extracted this bad boy was more than a match for my Rosati’s deep dish pepperoni pizza. If you like big bold flavor in your wine as I do, this brute’s for you.

    William F. (Rick) Burbank
    aka Count Mourvedre

    President
    CountonWine.com

    Advanced Certified Wine Professional, Culinary Institute of America
    Certified Specialist of Wine, Society of Wine Educators
    Degreed in Culinary Arts, CIA
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