Hi! This (hopefully) wraps up our special series of rushed, poorly written wine reviews of good wines. Today we chug down a 2008 petite sirah from Lodi, California that costs around $13.
Peirano Estate is not super well-known, but the label says they have been growing grapes since 1895 (wow). This Heritage Collection petite sirah is full bodied, super dark, deep, luscious, ripe, oaky, warm, and very juicy. It has a medium-to-high amount of mouth-drying tannins, and it doesn’t have too much of any one thing, so its elements come together with impressive balance. (Many petite sirahs can be tannic monsters.)
For $13, this wine is flat-out incredible. I would have recommended it at $18. The only thing that seems “less than $20″ about Peirano Estate Heritage Collection is that the various fruit flavors are hard to pin down — you just know you’re getting dark red and black fruits — and that’s fine. It’s possible that you will find it too heavy, or just “too much,” but that’s true for any petite sirah. This one is delicious, is hereby awarded a “Best Value” award, and is: