Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Petite Petit 2013

Petite PetitI admit, I looked at the colorful, rather bizarre label with cartoon elephants on it and thought to myself, Petite Petit couldn’t be a serious wine. Then I pulled the cork. Wow! Here is a powerful purple concoction from Michael David Wines! First, the color: an inky purple hue. Then the aroma: spicy orange, blueberry and incense. But the flavors are what really impress: rich blackberry and boysenberry explode on the tongue, with a lingering, dry, smoky cinnamon finish.

From the winery: “Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. A substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate.”

This wine is an incredible value, and received 90 points from Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. I have seen it as low as $13.99, depending on where you shop. It’s also on the wine list at Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille, so definitely try it there the next time you’re out.

4 corksOn my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give the 2013 Petite Petit 4 corks! This is a rich, powerful, delicious wine.

If you’d like to try interesting wines like this at our next Wine Wednesday Tasting Party at Tavolo, click here to win a spot on the guest list!

Brian Demay

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