Angel Vine 2011 StoneTree Vineyard Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley, $22

By on February 7, 2014

angel-vine-petite-sirah-2011Expression is rarely a problem with this burly Rhône red, a 19th century cross of Syrah and Peloursin, and Oregon winemaker Ed Fus sourced his Petite Sirah on Oct. 16 from renowned Washington grape grower Tedd Wildman. The aromas come with hints of ripe dark plum, blackberry, black licorice, moist earth, crushed walnut and black pepper. There’s a bold core of dark fruit — blackberry, plum and black cherry — with tannins akin to Western serviceberry skin and an undercurrent of  boysenberry acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 270 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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