PS, How Do I Love Thee?
Let Me Count The Ways
You gotta like ‘em big. Beyond that, this varietal offers perhaps more diversity than any other, in the climates that will accept it and the character of the wines it produces.
by Clark Smith
November 10, 2008
really had my doubts. An entire day of Petite Sirah tasting? I have seen regional character manifest in so many places and varietals that I’ve grown to expect a distinctive flavor signature, and it’s my job to find it and define it. But going into a whole day of strictly Petite Sirah, I just wasn’t sure. Enjoy them though I do, I had simply never given regional distinctiveness a thought. I like ‘em all. The wine is so different from anything else that sense of the grape rather than sense of place has always dominated my thinking. Sure, I’ve judged big flights of PS, but always blind – never with the regions identified and grouped together.