The Crusher Petite Sirah 2008

By | August 23, 2009

The nice people at Don & Sons sent me a bottle of their 2008 The Crusher Petite Sirah. I tend to drink a lot more Old rather than New World wines, and generally expect Zinfandel or Bordeaux varietals from California, so Petite Sirah was intriguing.
The bottle was sealed with a Neocork bearing a fancy design, which came out easily enough. It was a dark, thick purple with positively muscular legs. It smelled of equally thick fresh crushed fruit with caramel.
It was just dry, with ripe, soft tannins and a medium acidity. It felt rich and rounded in the mouth and tasted of fresh blackcurrants and blueberries and loganberries with just enough vanilla fudge. 13.5% alcohol fitted comfortably into the mix making it a well balanced wine that would hold up well against a range of well flavoured foods.
It retails at around $13 which seems about right for a chunky red.

One thought on “The Crusher Petite Sirah 2008

  1. Hampers

    Thanks for sharing the reviews on Crusher Petite Sirah 2008. It was nice going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers 🙂

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