Each Wednesday I try to find a quality wine that won’t bust the budget. Line 39 Petite Sirah 2016.
Pretty, deep ruby with an inky core and a bright pink rim. The nose is floral, lavender, tobacco and a hint of orange peel. Very inviting. The flavors are rich; blackberry, strawberry, baking spices and just a hint of cassis. Grippy tannins. Persistent finish with a spicy kick and a touch of oak.
Up to now my favorite of the Line 39 lineup was the Pinot Noir but I think it’s been replaced. This is a quality Petite Sirah. It needs about 2 hours to really open up. It paired well with spaghetti and meat sauce. I give it 89 points IMHO. Great value at around $10.