Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Petite Sirah 2013, California 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $7.


Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cherries, wood, licorice, light vanilla, earth, spices, figs and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Long finish with round tannins and raspberries.

This 4 year old Petite Sirah is still enjoyable by itself, with nice balance and complexity, and still has enough acidity to hold it all together.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. An hour in a decanter does it.

I paired it with a cheese plate and dried fruit.

Made with organically grown grapes.

13% alcohol by volume.

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