Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sebastiani 2011 Americano Petite Sirah

Sebastiani 2011 Americano Petite Sirah, $15.29-$17.99, 87 points, was mostly dense and black with shimmering maroon hues which appeared near the obligatory wine ring.
Profuse aromas of licorice and plum were just okay for me.
Heavy-bodied, almost syrupy, managed to escape my wrath with a consistent and fairly good flavor profile of black licorice, plum, mint, and kirsch; the acidity was fair and the tannin, though supportive, was mild for a rather young Petite Sirah.
Finished okay on a slightly sweet red cherry, ubiquitous plum, and an almost unnoticeable 13.5% alcohol.


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