Making a pizza with pancetta tonight and thought this would be perfect – one of Trader Joe’s major house brands. I tried their Viognier about a week ago.
Blue Fin Petite Sirah (2012) California – $5
Aroma: blackberry, tar, and some Asian spice notes.
Taste: a good, chewy Petite Sirah, with stewed and fresh fruit (including plum, berry, and cherry), ginger, black pepper, and a moderately tannic finish.
Quite nice. Not the best Petite Sirah by a long chalk, but an excellent introduction to the variety, and a good party wine. Recommended.