Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Fugitive, 2011 $25

Sonoma, CA (Dry Creek Valley)

So maybe you've had "The Prisoner" or maybe one of my favorites, "The Riddler"...but now you're "The Fugitive." As the bottle says..."Better to be the fugitive than behind bars."

With all kidding aside, this was recommended to me when searching out "The Prisoner" wine after having a great bottle of it at dinner the other night. For a bit less of the cost, I decided to try this wine and wow was I impressed.

The aromas were full of black cherry, toasted wood and black pepper. The flavors followed with ripe plums, ripe black berries, cocoa and most important a smooth mouth feel. Soft tannins with hints of mild black pepper led to a silky finish of warm toast and subtle dark fruits.

At first I guessed on the blend which I thought was heavy on the Zinfandel but alas I was somewhat wrong. 46% Petite Sirah, 41% Syrah, 12% Zinfandel and 1% Petite Verdot. Not shown on the bottle, it's made by Truett-Hurst.

With it's amazing silky, smooth finish and the pairing with grilled skirt steak tonight, this will be a keeper in the wine rack now!

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