Michael David's Petite Petit Sirah: WE's No.2 wine for 2015

Michael David Winery's Petite Petit Sirah.
Michael David Winery’s Petite Petit Sirah.
I told you about Michael David Winery’s 2013 Petite Petit Sirah from Lodi in October. Here’s what I wrote when I tasted this gem at the Wine ConneXtion in North Andover:
“This is the best bargain in America today, if you can still get it. The violet color is absolutely stunning in the glass, and the dark cherry, plum and chocolate flavors burst forth like shooting stars.”
At the time, it was selling for $12.99 a bottle (regularly $18) and the Magnum bottle (1.5 liters) was selling for a ludicrous $27.99. Owner Sam Messina says he’s still got a few bottles left, but you’ve got to hurry. Wine Enthusiast magazine just came out with its “Top 100 Wines of 2015” list in the December edition and rated the Michael David 2012 blaster its No.2 wine, giving it 94 points. I believe the 2013 vintage to be even better.
Here’s what the magazine said about the 2012 Petite Petit with the elephants on label:
“Don’t let the cartoony label foo you, this is a fantastic wine. The color is almost black to the rim, the aromas are meaty and peppery, and the flavors are very concentrated. The texture is thick and yet creamy with layered, smooth and bold tannins. For all its density and depth, however, this is not an overpowering monster. The blackberry and black pepper notes are rich and appealing and everything seems in balance for something this robust and full bodied. Drink now through 2027. It’s blended with 15% Petit Verdot.”
The 2013 vintage is no slouch and might surpass its older cousin. Michael Phillips told me himself when he visited the Wine ConneXtion. Get ahead of the game and buy it now before it’s too late.

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