ROSENBLUM HERITAGE CLONES PETITE SIRAH - 2005
San Francisco Bay Appellation Series with 14.4% alcohol.
Rich, dark red color with aromas of prunes, raisins, chocolate and red fruit. Flavors of cherries, blackberries, raisins and spice with a lovely plum finish. Hints of mocha in this full bodied and complete effort. Excellent balance and all around harmony.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This wine blew me away when I first tasted it blind. It is smooth, soft, rich and well-structured with vibrant flavors. There's a bit of the Old World meets the New World with California fruit yet European craft, aromas and subtleties. Huge recommendation for this $14 a bottle wine that is the strongest candidate for "value of the year."