This past week’s wine(s)….
This week we had a light weekend. We first tried a bottle that I was given to taste and let me say it was a complete and utter disaster. The wine tasted like blueberry and cherry cough syrup. Truly sad. Luckily, I had a fantastic bottle of wine to pick up the slack.
Recanati Petite Sirah – Zinfandel (PSZ) Reserve 2004 – Score: A-
This wine is just scrumptious! It has many of the enjoyable characteristics of a cousin of its – the Herzog Zinfandel/ Cabernet/Syrah 2002 wine. The color is a deep purple with a tingle of blue. The Nose on this wine jumps out at you. The first thing I smell is blackberry, blueberry, and green aromas. The mouth of this velvety and complex wine is full of plum, blackberry, and spice. This wine screams fun and is beyond playful. I only had a single bottle and I hope to find some more. This wine is similar to the Herzog in the way that the Zin characteristics come through. However, this is a classic example of Lewis Pasco and his wine making techniques. The wine is let free to exhibit its true fruit abilities. The green of the grape is evident, but there is enough oak to bring the whole package together. A true winner! By the way this version is a bit tastier then the previously reviewed sibling (the 2005 PSZ).