88.jpgThis is a big wine, with big fruit, big wood, and big spice. Deep black fruit aromas rise up from the glass, elderberry and mulberry, as well as some vanilla and spice. Dark fruits on the palate are bathed in cigar box spices and vanilla. Cocoa and coffee make appearances on the mid-palate. Drink with a big steak. Recommended.

WHO: Judd’s Hill
WHAT: Petite Sirah
WHERE:  California, Lodi
DESIGNATION: Old Vine
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $34

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