When I received a bottle of Petite Sirah from Andis, I was interested to learn a little more about the winery and the people behind it. Andis is located in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County and both of the founders came from Hawaii to follow their passion for wine. They have about 25 acres under vine planted with grapes that include Barbera and Grenache. Their 2010 Reserve Petite Sirah is 100% Petite Sirah and comes from the Goedeck Liu and Cooper Ranch vineyards.
Pouring an inky purple, this wine has intense aromas of smoke and dark fruit. The palate features lots of tart berries, chocolate covered espresso beans, tar, and bit of spice. Not overly tannic but still a little youthful. Very enjoyable!
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair this wine with steak, smoked ribs, or venison (think meat!).