Concannon Vineyard has a rich legacy dating back to 1883 which includes being a major force in creating awareness for Petite Sirah. In 1961, they became the first winery to varietally label Petite Sirah and it has since become the flagship wine of Concannon. Their 2009 Conservancy Petite Sirah is grown on land in Livermore Valley protected against development forever. It is a blend of 95% Petite Sirah and 5% Petit Verdot and is quite delicious!
Concannon’s Conservancy Petite Sirah begins with a rich aromas of cedar, spice, and dark fruit. It is a little lighter-bodied than most Petite Sirah and features a balance of fruit and spice in the palate. There are tastes of cedar, blueberry, blackberries, and earth in the silky palate. Very drinkable and a nice value! ($12, $14.2% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with lamb burgers, grilled chicken, and stronger cheeses.