Fujishin Family Cellars 2012 Reserve Petite Sirah, Snake River Valley, $50

By on April 2, 2015

fujishin-family-celars-reserve-petite-sirah-2012-bottleSunnyslope Wine District vintner Martin Fujishin reaches into Polo Cove Vineyard, adjacent to acclaimed Fraser Vineyard, for his PS program, which spent 22 months in a trio of new American oak barrels. This one emerged as the superior barrel, and it ranks as one of Idaho’s most expensive bottlings. There’s density to the nose of cassis, cherry cola, chocolate-covered pomegranate and chalkboard dust with notes of horehound and soy sauce. It carries a medium structure and brighter profile compared with most Petite Sirahs, focusing on Montmorency cherry, pomegranate and dark raspberry. The well-managed alcohol also allows for a finish of spearmint. These wines are available online and at his tasting room in the old Robison Fruit Ranch packing shed along Highway 55.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 23 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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