Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah (California 2008)

Concannon Conservancy Petite SirahThis bottle came to me from the nice folks at Patricia Schneider Associates, who suggested that I might enjoy the Petite Sirah of one of my favorite vineyards, Concannon. They were right, of course.

In the glass, this Petite Sirah was a dark magenta-purple color and looked just like really plush velvet. The aromas of earth and flowers were somewhat deceptive, since the wine tasted of black cherries, licorice, and roses. I was completely surprised by how fruity and floral this one is, though I completely loved it.

I kinda wanted to enjoy the bottle all on its own but had planned a pork loin dinner around it, which turned out to be a perfect pairing. You might enjoy it with a nice duck breast, but it’s just so good to sip slowly and savor the flavors as long as possible.

Spec’s offers Concannon Conservancy for around $11, but you can probably find it at your local grocer for around the same price. Try it for yourself – I think you’ll just love it! It’s sure to become a staple at Chez Knighton.

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Patricia Schneider Associates and Concannon Vineyards. Opinions are entirely my own. No animals were harmed, though much wine was consumed, during the writing of this review.

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2 Responses to Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah (California 2008)

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  2. Jeff Tryka says:

    I totally agree on your assessment, though you must be biased taking free wine LOL! I had a bottle of this a few months ago and was amazed that it was so good but such a bargain price!

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