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