Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wine Wednesday: David Bruce Petite Sirah

The night before our wedding, my wife and I got plastered and ran away to be married by Elvis in Las Vegas had a lovely rehearsal dinner. My mother had planned this thing within an inch of its life, and it was perfect. One of the things that added to the perfection were the cases of wine they smuggled across multiple state lines during their drive from California!

These cases included a Petite Sirah from the small Santa Cruz winery called David Bruce.

So, the other day when my Mom told me to look for a bottle of David Bruce in the mail I was a little excited. After all, this had all the potential to be a great bottle!

A few days later the bottle arrived, and soon thereafter we shared the bottle of wine over a large dinner. At first this 2004 Petite Sirah from Paso Robles was almost too fruity. The fruit flavors were very concentrated, and overwhelmed the palate. However, after a few more minutes of airing the wine, it opened up a LOT.

Be warned, this bottle will knock you on your butt. At 14.9% alcohol, we were both a little loopy after dinner. After airing-out the wine, we came to enjoy it. Though the fruit flavors were still there, they mellowed out. The wine had strong flavors of blueberry and plum, with a hint of black pepper. The wine had a light tongue feel, and went down with just a slight dry finish.

It's a very good wine. I don't know if I would pay $30 for it. However, if it's being given to me as a gift, I'll happily take more!!

Wine Rating:

Score: 4/5

Price: $$$

Wine Info:
2004 Petite Syrah (Paso Robles)
David Bruce Winery
21439 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033

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