Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: *** $ JT Cellars Petite Sirah, Lodi, California, 2006 - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Lodi, California, creates some classic big, soft red wines.  Total we will be sampling a moderately-aged Lodi-based petite sirah.

Original tasting and review : This is JT Cellars Petite Sirah, Lodi, California, 2006, finished at 13.9% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep, almost black red, opaque from about a half inch in from the edge.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows deep purple ink.  From the aroma, seems like this will be thick and perhaps tannic.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, soft and plush on the mid-palate, with purple plumy ink aspects.  The sip progresses towards a balance of acid and fruit and finishes quite clean.

In summary: Overall, bold, rich and bright experience rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, rating a "best value" at its bargain price point.

Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle: Softer, funky ink on the nose, and the palate remains plush, but moving towards lightly oxidized. 

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