Maker: Grizzly Flat Cellars, San Luis Obispo, California
Varietal: Petit Sirah
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8.0 out of 10
We’re always looking for really affordable wine deals to bring to our readers, and when we spotted Grizzly Flat Petite Syrah 2003 in the closeout bin, we couldn’t pass it up. It appears to generally sell for about nine bucks, but we snagged our bottle for a mere third of that. That’s good news, but even better news is that the wine isn’t bad at all. The aroma is juicy blackberry, with herbal and licorice notes. It’s a medium bodied wine, with dark berry, plum, and oak notes with a big tannin finish. This isn’t an overly complicated wine, but is “simply” good.
We had difficulty finding out much about the vineyard, Grizzly Flat Cellars in San Luis Obispo, California. Despite some intense Googling, we couldn’t track down a website – if you have a link, feel free to post a comment.