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Black Bear Red Chair

Black Bear Red Chair
2014 Petite Sirah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .62%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Black Bear Red Chair
2014 Petite Sirah, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .62%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of coconut, spicy berry compote, dried fruits, and caulk with a silky, soft, fruity medium body and a tingling, eccentric, medium-length finish with notes of sautéed almond, hint of sherry, and prunes with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mature tasting red for the table; serve with braised meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: coconut, spicy berry compote, dried fruits, and caulk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sautéed almond, hint of sherry, and prunes
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Red Wine Braised Shortribs, Pepper Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mature tasting red for the table; serve with braised meats.

The Producer

AH Wines

The Producer
27 E. Vine Street
Lodi, CA 95240
USA
1 209-625-8170

Petite Sirah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Petite Sirah, which is also spelled as Petite Syrah (or even Petit Sirah) is a California red wine with deep color, rich tannins and a good deal of spice. While a few medium and larger-sized producers in California make Petite Sirah, most examples are from smaller artisan producers. These vintners often emphasize the chocolate and plum flavors as well as the chewy tannins.

As these wines are rugged in nature, these often need a few years after release before they are in ideal drinking condition; five to seven years is generally an ideal time frame for best consumption. Pair Petite Sirah with such foods as grilled lamb, pork roasts, stews and game.