Eaglepoint Ranch Winery Petite Sirah Mendocino Co., Ca. 2006

That damn plastic stopper! Whenever I come across this wine I wonder, “Is the bottle that will have plastic leaching into my wine?” Yes, it’s an oft repeated theme for this wine. Not this bottle which is youthful and vibrant from first pour to last sip. The color is deeper red the Loring Rosella’s. Loads of back fruits including blackberry, black cherry and plum with a mid-palate of smoke, lavender, and cigar spice. The finish is powerful but with mellowed a touch with cocoa. This is still a show stopper of a QPR! 15.1% alc. Sediment. With wagu beef tartare and Shack attack burgers at The Shack. 03.09.17. Recommended. Thanks, Casey!

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