First off, awesome name. Clap-clap, Wooden Nickel Wines. Well done. We enjoyed a taste of this Petite Sirah at The Ojai Beverage Company in Ojai, CA while traveling along the Ventura Wine Trail, something everyone who lives in Southern California should check out. Lots of hidden gems there.
Not as dark as it should be. Petite Sirahs are known for their inky depths but I could see my fingers through this one.
Very floral with bubblegum. Some good dark blackberry and cassis.
Grape candy flavors and more bubblegum. It tastes a bit fake, as though it were dressed up. I get the sense that something is being masked. Some nice dark plum and blackberry again, but I can taste a bit too much oak, which I guess is what’s giving it the fake aspects. Weak tannins don’t help much either. The finish is pretty much non-existent. The wine just disappears.
While the dark fruit and candy flavors stand up at the beginning, the wine loses it pretty quickly, making it difficult to pair, so I would say stick with simple barbecued chicken. No red meat or red sauce. If anything, save this for the end of the evening when you’ve finished eating.
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