ROSENBLUM CELLARS HERITAGE CLONES PETITE SIRAH - 2004
San Francisco Bay Petite Sirah with 15.4% alcohol.
Deep, dark purple color with Bubblicious grape bubblegum and cherry liqueur on the nose. Zesty berry, coffee, creme de cassis, vanilla, cocoa, herbs and black fruit round out a very complex palate and finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a backbone.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
There's some heat on this wine. It does eventually calms down giving way to an impressive effort. This is a big Syrah with a lot of punch. Big flavors, big mouthfeel, big tannins, lots of intensity. A great wine for $15 that should improve with age.