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2011 Jaffurs Wine Cellars Petite Sirah Thompson Vineyard Santa Barbara County
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

Inky purple.  Deeply pitched dark fruit compote and licorice scents are energized by peppery spices, flowers and a hint of smoky minerals.  At once rich and lively in the mouth, offering palate-staining cassis, bitter cherry and candied violet flavors that spread out on the back half.  Finishes smooth and sweet, with the cherry and violet notes echoing.  Shows no signs of its 15.3% alcohol, which is no mean feat.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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