Orin Swift Abstract 2015, $34.99 (California Red Blend. Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards)
Aromatic notes of Luxardo cherries, ripe black plums and raspberries billow, with intricate hints of coffee, mocha and caramel in the background. The entry is expansive with dark briar fruits, cola and cocoa with tannins that are soft and dusty. The wine finishes with a hint of wild cherry and a lingering sweet oak presence.
Chronic Cellars Suite Petite 2014, $14.99 (California. 87% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah)
The dark inky color of the petite sirah can’t be mistaken in this wine. Aromas of cigar spice and meaty notes finished with fresh cracked pepper. On the palate, fruits consist of sweet cherry, blackberries, and juicy blueberry with brown sugar and spiced notes. The nice lingering finish from the tannins keeps you thinking about her long after she’s gone.
Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 2015, $14.99 (California Paso Robles. 68% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache, 6% Syrah)
Roll the dice and enjoy brilliant aromas of vanilla, mocha, dark cherries, roasted almonds and cinnamon. Every sip is bursting with juicy fruits, ripe strawberries, and a touch of leather, balanced by mild tannins and acidity.