A California “Earthquake” You Don’t Want to Miss- Michael David Winery 2008 Earthquake Petite Sirah

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…

About the Wine- From the Winery

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

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment! I just checked out your food blog and it is pretty awesome as well! I will find you on Twitter and FB…Cheers!

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