Wednesday, November 16, 2011
LA Cetto 2005 Petite Sirah (Mexico)
Mexico is known more for its Cerveza (por favor) then their wine, but they do make some wines and some good ones at that. This is pretty much the only Mexican wine we see in Ontario and its been a staple for the last few years (if not more). And the price is pretty reasonable ... once under $10, now just over. I thought I'd age one to see if the value continues, and I am glad to report that yes for under $10 you can get a wine to sit in the cellar for a few years without having it turn to vinegar. This one still had lots of fruit with blackberry, cassis, and plum with some spice holding it together ... the aromas came off as sweet so it was nice to have the spice there. On the palate there was lots of that good fruit coming through and loads of black pepper and spice. Perfect pairing on taco night - which is just what we did.
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