Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Crusher 2010 Clarksburg Petite Sirah

The Winery:  The Crusher (a label of Don Sebastiani and Sons)
The Wine:  2010 Clarksburg Petite Sirah
The Price:  $12.99 at QFC

The Crusher is one of the labels of Don Sebastiani and Sons.  In addition to The Crusher, Sebastiani produces Aquinas, B Side, s|k|n, Pepperwood Grove, The Paso Project, Smoking Loon and Big Green Box. 

The Petite Sirah is a blend of 76% Petite Sirah and 24% Merlot.  The bottle was stopped with a natural cork, and decanted an hour before tasting. 

The wine is a deep purple in color and has aromas of boysenberry, strawberry and just a slight hint of peppermint. 

The wine is anchored with a strawberry jam flavor, which is rounded out by fig, prune and tart grapefruit.  The wine is a bit heavy on tannins, but very enjoyable. 


Jon Rogers said...

I recommend the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon as well.

jackshon said...

Crusher wine is best wine.