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2nd September 2012

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The Crusher, Petite Sirah 2010, California
Not all wines have to be serious and complex, and this big, straightforward, fruit-bomb beauty from California is a case in point. It's made from a specialisty variety of California called Petite Sirah. Unrelated to the Syrah grape, Petite Sirah is the same grape known as Durif in Australia. It just bursts from the glass with pepper and spice and a deep well of enveloping crushed blackberry and blueberry fruit. On the palate it is like a thick smear of blackcurrant jam on freshly baked bread, with more spice and a little vanilla, but that mouth-filling, juicy black berry fruit totally in charge. Not complex, not intellectual, but 100% delicious. Watch the video for more information and for food-matching suggestions for this wine. £10.00, Wood Winters and WoodWinters.com. For all stockists see wine-searcher.

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