I’m not a fan of Petit Sirah wines because many are “fruit bombs” with overwhelming fruit, little body and no finish. But occasionally I find a good one and this one is a pleasant pour if you can ignore the circus label!

Petite Petit sirah

MICHAEL DAVID Petite Petit 2012
Lodi, California

Michael David winery says “like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.”