Petite Petit 2013
I admit, I looked at the colorful, rather bizarre label with cartoon elephants on it and thought to myself, Petite Petit couldn’t be a serious wine. Then I pulled the cork. Wow! Here is a powerful purple concoction from Michael David Wines! First, the color: an inky purple hue. Then the aroma: spicy orange, blueberry and incense. But the flavors are what really impress: rich blackberry and boysenberry explode on the tongue, with a lingering, dry, smoky cinnamon finish.
This wine is an incredible value, and received 90 points from Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. I have seen it as low as $13.99, depending on where you shop.
As Brian alluded to, don't judge a wine by its label: The circus imagery may conjure thoughts of freaky heartburn-inducing festival fare like deep-fried Twinkies or electric-blue slushies. Just as you would a creepy clown approaching you in a dark alley, kick those thoughts to the curb because you're in for a real treat with this wine.
First, I recommend aerating this big-top big vino. Then, smell the amazing aromas wafting toward your eager nostrils: pipe smoke and vanilla. And as for the flavor, it's a circus on the tongue of smooth blueberry, intense blackberry, and black pepper at the finish. Petite Sirah is definitely becoming a favorite of mine...and so is this wine!
- Producer: Michael David Winery
- Region/Appellation: Lodi, California
- Grape Varieties: 85% Petite Sirah, 15% Petit Verdot
- Vintage: 2013
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Price: $13
A wine so nice, they named it twice. Pick up a bottle of this big, juicy Petite Petit!