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Cupcake Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah

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Cupcake Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah
Central Coast, California

This affordable red wine comes from California's Central Coast, whose cooler climate allows for the Petite Sirah berries to develop soft fruit without the harsh tannins that sometimes accompany the little berries. The 2007 Petite Sirah starts with aromas of pomegranate, boysenberry and blueberries that evolve into soft spice accented by dark chocolate on the palate. With a creamy, rich body, the wine finishes in a long and soft manner. Pair with juicy pork tenderloin with a Petite Sirah reduction.

Rating: 13/20
Price: $12

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