Thursday, March 22, 2012

2006 Gann Family Cellars Petite Sirah Alexander Valley on TV Tuesday at Cellars Of Sonoma

Another tasty bottle of the grape juice treated my blogger friends and I on Cellars Of Sonoma TV Tuesday. The evenings guest Winemaker and Owner of Gann Family Cellars Mr. Michael Gann. Special mention goes to local wine patron Suede who may be the luckiest wino on earth by winning the weekly wine drawing contest again (3 times in 6 months).

Petite Sirah the third wine in the quarterly wine shipment handpicked by Scott Jordan comes to us from Gann Family Cellars. Fun fact learned this evening, petite sirah is enjoyed by cabernet drinkers as both aromas and flavors closely match. Thanks for the info Michael and you are spot on.

Beautiful aromas with each swirl and sniff. Ripe blackberry, rich dark cherry, herbal notes, subtle hints of oak and spice, wild violets, plum, cocoa and cranberry. Pure elegance to my nose.

Aged perfectly and hands down one of the best Petite Sirahs I have ever tasted. Blackberry, cherry and plum fruit really came to the front. Day 2 I tasted cranberry along with hints of raspberry. Why I appreciated this wine so much may be the silky soft finish with the correct amount of oak and spice treating the palate. Michael explained one of the key characteristics of his wines they are food friendly, never overly oaked purely to compliment a dish not overpower. He really has captured the vineyard in each bottle. Drink this wine by itself and enjoy the amazing fruit.

Spoiled is the word of the evening and I am one happy wino (Dezel, Shawn & Jodi are as well). Scott and Michael you always entertain us. While in Santa Rosa a must stop Cellars of Sonoma for great wine and live music. Want to learn more about tonights wines and winemaker then visit their website Gann Family Cellars

Cheers and happy tasting.

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