Petite Petit

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Petite Petit threw me through a loop when I tasted it. I wasn't confused by the label, two elephants manning a circus entry, but I was confused by the initial lightness it carried as it splashed effortlessly off my tongue.


Made by Michael David Winery in Lodi California, the bottle is a blend of Petite Syrah (85%), and Petite Verdot (15%), and is a carnival of flavor with a bold finish.


From the Vineyard:


Tasting Notes Dark, delicious, and crave-worthy. Comprised of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, the 2016 vintage of Petite Petit not only delivers the goods, it also adorns an updated package. Crimson in color with aromas of candied raspberry and light oak, this wine exhibits flavors of tart black cherry, cranberry and a hint of blueberry. Rich, weighty, and deeply satisfying!
ALCOHOL % 14.5 ACID 0.67g/100ml PH 3.61 AGING 9 months French oak, 7 months neutral oak BOTTLING DATE February 5, 2018

I have to reiterate how light it was initially. It reminded me of a Pinot Noir. But soon after the wine left the top of my tongue and started to fill the rest of my mouth, my jaws began to tingle. I admit I have a hard time distinguishing acid from tannin (something I plan to practice soon).


After tasting the wine I claimed it had a light body, low tannin, medium acid, and low sweetness. After comparing my taste notes to Wine Folly's book, and the wine reviews on Vivino, I found out I was wrong on many of these accounts.


But that's how it goes sometimes when you taste wine. I'm just a simple man, on a simple journey, to drink, and learn as much about wine, clothes and the finer things.


I enjoyed this bottle and encourage anyone looking to do a fun tasting to pick it up.

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