Fujishin Family Cellars 2010 Petite Sirah, Snake River Valley, $22

By on July 26, 2013

Fujishin Family CellarsPetite Sirah produces a red wine that is not meant for the meek, and Idaho winemaker Martin Fujishin manages to keep the fruit pumping through the grape’s naturally muscular tannins. The nose is dark and inviting with hints of Belgian chocolate, black currant and black cherries. On the entry, it’s rather plush as  bittersweet chocolate swirls around those berries. Marionberry acidity rides just behind those tannins, which make the variety’s fans declare, “P.S. I love you.” Serve with lamb, marinated tri-tip or Mexican dishes featuring a chocolate mole sauce.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 100 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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