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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Elyse Rutherford Petite Sirah 2006
Elyse Rutherford Petite Sirah 2006
(search item no. 99552)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Rutherford Petite Sirah is textbook opaque blackish-purple in color with intense aromatics of violets, smoky bacon fat, deep black fruits, tar, crème de cassis and hints of dusty earth and black pepper. This full-bodied wine has rich flavors of dark plums, blueberries and blackberries with a touch of mocha and game. Lush fruit carries the firm, dusty cocoa like tannins on this big wine to a long and pleasing finish.

Pair with strong cheeses, wild game, lamb shank or a nicely peppered strip steak.

This wine will age nicely for a good 8 – 10 years.

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