I usually write a small introduction as to what I am doing before/while I am tasting a wine. I must start this review off differently by saying Earthquake 2008 Petite Sirah is a darn good wine so please keep reading. You won’t be disappointed…
The 2008 Earthquake comes from a Lodi Vineyard planted in 1906. It is 100% Petite Sirah that was aged for 22 months in French Oak. It has a 15.5% alcohol content and retails for $26. For more info see www.MichaelDavidWinery.com
The Earthquake 2008
The Earthquake Petite Sirah has a smokey nose of dark cherry and ripe blueberries. It tastes of olive tapenade with notes of tobacco, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. This is a big Petite Sirah with smooth tannins and a long finish integrating the olive, black currants, pepper, and a hint of dark chocolate. Such a complex wine and the myriad of flavors is brilliant.
If you are looking for a fruity, delicate, wimpy wine then skip the Earthquake Petite Sirah. But if you are a fan of big, complex, red wines that leave a lasting impression on your taste buds, please do yourself a favor and buy a bottle…it’s a steal for $26.
My Wine Rating- A-
*This wine was sent to me as a media sample for review