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