Wednesday Night Wine- The Crusher 2009 Petite Sirah

It is another beautiful evening to grill out and it is inevitable that our meal is going to be a success.  Grass-fed burgers from Whole Foods topped with Swiss cheese, grilled onions, bacon, and an organic fried egg…heaven on a bun.  We are hoping that our wine of the night, The Crusher 2009 Petite Sirah, will be able to hold its own against our extravagant burgers.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Don Sabastiani & Sons is a family run winery in Napa with grapes grown is several different appellations.  The Crusher 2009 Petite Sirah is 100% Petite Sirah from Clarksburg.  The wine was aged for 9 months in French oak staves. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $13.  For more information see www.DonandSons.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Crusher Petite Sirah pours a dark plum.  It has a sweet and rich nose of blackberries and blueberries with wisps of vanilla.  The wine tastes of dark cherry, raspberry, and plum with notes of oak and a peppery finish.  The palate is a little restrained in this young Petite Sirah but it is smooth and easy to drink.  For $13, this is a great mid-week wine find.  And yes, The Crusher did hold its own against the burgers…

My Wine Rating- B

*This wine was sent to me as a media sample for review

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