Sawtooth Estate Winery 2009 Reserve Petite Sirah, Snake River Valley, $25

By on April 7, 2013

Idaho wineMore and more, we are noticing a trend toward Rhône varieties coming out of Idaho’s Snake River Valley. It’s fun to watch as the growing wine region explores what it’s strengths might be in the generations to come. Petite Sirah is the boldest of Rhône varieties – perhaps all wine grapes – and it shows promise in the high-altitude vineyards of southwest Idaho. This example opens with aromas of cherry, plum and chocolate, followed by flavors of blackberry, black cherry and dark, ripe plum. It’s all backed with moderate acidity and supple tannins.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 130

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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