Original

Average (41) Ratings: 4.0 Hearts

Wine Details

Vineyard

The Crusher

Varietal

Shiraz/Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Clarksburg

Year

2011

Wine Description

The Crusher Petite Sirah pours a dark, inky purple - classically Petite Sirah. Breaking away from other hard, heavy Petite Sirahs, this wine's aroma leaps out of the glass with fresh blackberries, toasted walnuts, and a toffee-like edge. The wine transitions on the palate to rich, creamy blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, milk chocolate mouthfeel, and caramel oak nuance. Rich and soft, it evokes thoughts of cocoa butter and nutmeg. Velvety, mouth-filling tannins lead to a faintly sweet, strawberry finish. The bright, juicy fruit flavors of this wine are nicely balanced by its darker, caramel flavors and well integrated oak.