Monday, March 18, 2013

Ty Caton Petite Sirah
Ty Caton Petite Sirah 2009
Sonoma, California

Review: I picked up this wine in Sonoma back in 2011. I've been holding it for a special occasion and opened it up this past weekend. It was completely delicious. With flavors of dark, ripe blackberries, cocoa powder, and just the tiniest  herbaceous touch of little mint, this wine was a total crowd pleaser. It has a rich, full body with super soft tannins and a medium long fruity finish. 

Food Pairing: This dry red would pair perfectly with something lean and a little rustic like a venison stew.

Bottom Line: Interesting, ripe fruit, balanced tannin. Well worth lugging back from California in my checked luggage. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2009
  • PLACE: Sonoma Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: 100% Petite Sirah
  • BOOZE: 14.5%
  • FARMING PRACTICES: Certified Sustainable
  • PRODUCTION: 241 Cases
  • BOTTLED: December 15, 2010
  • CELLAR: Drink now or hold for a few more years

Where did I get it? Ty Caton’s tasting room in Sonoma 
What's the damage? Premium

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