2011 The Crusher “Grower’s Selection” Petite Sirah


Fresh and juicy, this throws out fresh berries, followed at a distance by deep black fruits. Tart berries are sweetened by cherries on the mid-palate. Deep black fruit, mulberry perhaps, pops up just as the other flavors begin to fade, showing the power in a small dollop of the Portuguese varietals. Mild tannins and bright acids make a food friendly wine. Drink with garlic and herb crusted pork loin. Recommended.

WHO: The Crusher
WHAT: Petite Sirah (76%), Merlot (13%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%), Tinto Cao (3%), Souza (2%), Touriga Nacional (2%)
DESIGNATION: Grower’s Selection
WHERE: California, Clarksburg
WHEN: 2011