By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/20/2011 | Send Email
In our most recent domestic staff tasting - a doozy of a tasting with over 60 wines - it came as a suprise that a Petite Sirah would end the tasting on a high note. The 08 "Pierce Ranch" San Antonio Valley Petite Sirah from local favorite Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards is aromatically stimulating, opening with a dark-fruited nose with a freshness and spice that is envigorating. The palate is dark, layered, and full, but balanced, with pepper, graphite and mineral notes accenting the fruit. For $17.99, this is charming, understated Petite Sirah is a real value.