Synopsis, Our Opinion: A NOTEWORTHY week-night wine that’s a real bargain.
Producer/Winery: Tolosa Winery; San Luis Obispo, California.
Grape Variety: Petite Sirah (Durif).
Geographic Appellation: Edna Valley; Luis Obispo County; Central Coast, California.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: (Leftover) Turkey picadillos made with tomato and onion, green olives and capers, flavored with garlic, cumin, and red pepper flakes; basmati rice; green beans, home made bread.
Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, VERY dark purple color with the same color rim. Juicy, ripe plum, blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of forest floor and year-old dusty hay. Easy entry, heavy body and a 100 grit texture. POWERFUL, fruity, spicy plum and blueberry flavors that carry on with well-integrated slightly grippy tannins, abundant fresh acidity and a mellow mineral finish that goes on and on. WOW, GREAT wine at a BARGAIN price. This gets our Quality wine at a Bargain price approval rating in spades…AND as I write this Vicky is saying let’s go right now to the Woodland Hills Wine Company and buy a couple of cases!!! It’s a strong California red, but it was dry, smooth-edged from start to finish and exuded a freshness not normally associated with $15 California red wines. A NOTEWORTHY week-night wine that’s a real bargain.
Note: Another Matt Bayless wine selection…that really was a “best buy in the store wine”.
Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 8 51257 00043 1
Imported by: NA