Thursday, July 10, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - California Red - 2012 Macchia Petite Sirah Bodacious

I had not perused the "other red" section of my Total Wine & More recently, so was on the hunt for something interesting to try. I have become a fan of Petite Sirah when looking for a nice big fruity red wine.  With a word like Bodacious on the label - I just had to give it a try! Also I don't recall having any wines from Amador County which is located southeast of Sacramento, California.  All the more intriguing!

Wine: 2012 Macchia Petite Sirah Bodacious
Region: Amador County, California
Grape Varieties: Petite Sirah
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $25
Wino4Life Category: Weekend Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: The wine is clear with a dark purple center and a pink rim.
Aroma: Lots and lots of blackberry, pepper and even a bit of roasted coffee.
Taste: Very fruity, a nice amount of tannins but well balanced.

The Grade: I give this one an A. Really a great Petite Sirah, right up there with wines costing $20+ more than this one.  Young and quite tannic, so you can stock up and age a couple of these, but also enjoy a bottle or two now!

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