Tasting Note: Petite Petit

This is a Petite Petit, a 2016 Petite Sirah from Lodi. It’s clear deep purple, with a clean medium intense aroma. Smells of black ripe plum, jam mines, fig. Incredibly soft tannins, almost medium light in nature. Dry, medium acid medium body. Similar aspects on the palate - maybe a bit of bell pepper. This comes from Lodi a hot climate in Northern California. I suspect the producer was not premium and therefore didn’t use things like egg albumen for fining. Petite Sirah is a strange choice as it’s usually a blending grape. I guess with the label and the circus that the producer sought something fun and different. He used a cork - possibly to denote tradition vis a vis the circus? Overall an acceptable wine: lacks complexity, intensity, and length.

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