Spellbound Petite Sirah

Spellbound Petite Sirah

This well-crafted petite syrah is a good mid-grade wine for inexpensive, spur of the moment revelry.

by John Franzmann


The stage was set.  Out of town weekend getaway for the anniversary.

Beautiful B & B lodging. Secluded table at a fine restaurant with complimentary hors’dourves from the chef. Champagne to start - now to pick the wine. 

To be honest I chose this wine because of the name and the ambiance of the evening. I have a particular affinity for petite sirah but I really didn’t expect it to live up to my favorites…and it didn’t. But it came close, and did it for ten dollars less per bottle. 

The aromas are dark fruits – cherry and blackberry with kind of a leather/tobacco overtone. Blackberry and currant are the predominant flavors with nice tannic structure. The finish wasn’t as long as my favorite but all in all this is a nicely crafted wine for under twenty dollars. 

This is a good wine to keep around when you want to serve something nice but don’t want to dig into the really good stuff.



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Spellbound Petite Sirah

Price: $12.99
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Region: Lodi and Central regions of California

“Intensity of color, rich black and brambly fruits, vanilla bean and roasting coffee aromatics are complimented by remarkable approachability in the 2008 Spellbound Petite Sirah. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah.”

– via Spellbound’s Site