About This Wine
The 39th parallel runs right through the heart of California wine country.
This is the home of Line 39, which procures grapes from both the Central Coast and North Coast growing regions of the state. Sourcing from multiple microclimates enables the winemaker for Line 39 to craft wines with aroma and flavors spectrums that are quite wide.
“Line 39 wines are versatile and sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement to a variety of foods,” a winery spokesperson tells us, explaining the vintner’s vision. “Our white wines are bright, crisp and refreshing, while our reds are smooth and flavorful.”
The 2010 Line 39 Petite Sirah was made from North Coast grapes, including fruit grown in Lake County, one of the region’s under-the-radar appellations. It’s a full-bodied wine with plenty of personality, its array of fruit flavors complemented by subtle oak spice notes. The wine is extremely food friendly, and almost cries out for a thick, juicy steak.
About Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah can be described as black peppery, but can mostly be described as "vinous" and, agreeable, pleasant, and sometimes delicious, not highly distinctive. Wines made from Petite Sirah age slowly and can survive fairly long cellaring of ten years or more.
- Grape Composition:100% Petite Sirah
- Grape Source:California’s North Coast Area, Including Lake County
- Aromas & Flavors:Various Dark Fruits, Red and Black Cherries, and a Hint of Oak Spice
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestiona thick, juicy steak.
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