Trader Joe’s Lot 136 Russian River Valley Petite Sirah Reserve 2014 Sonoma County, California 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $10. 

Deep inky in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, dried figs, smoke, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, alcohol, cola, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied rich and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather, licorice, vanilla, vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and spices.

Long finish with firm, green tannins and cherries.

This Petite Sirah from Russian River Valley, is drinking very nicely. Big, opulent and jammy. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. A little bitter and green on the palate. A year or two in the bottle won’t hurt.

Drinkable by itself, and needs an hour to open up properly.

14.8% alcohol by volume.


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