CONCANNON CONSERVANCY PETITE SIRAH - 2007
From Livermore Valley in California. 13.5% alcohol. 97% Petite Sirah, 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in French and American oak barrels.
Dark purple color with a huge nose of blackberries and blueberry pie. Some alcohol on the nose as well. On the palate lots of black fruit, wild berries, mocha and plum notes. Charred oak on the finish overpowers the fruit.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A well-made wine but the alcohol seems to be showing through a little too much. Perhaps some time in the bottle will settle this wine down. I have to say that the alcohol detracted from the wine and effected my score. Otherwise, I would have rated this wine higher. It is a supple and rich wine with good fruit and character. Retails around $15 a bottle. Concannon also makes a Limited Release Petite Sirah and each year it is one of my favorite value wines on the market as the quality is consistently there vintage after vintage.