*Best Wine shop of Baltimore rated by City Paper*

Nearly opaque purple color. Nice nose of black pepper, dried herbs, cassis, blueberries. Strong & extracted on the palate, with full body carrying flavors of iron filings and black fruits with good acid backbone. Finishes with orange peel over abundant but velvety tannins. This is a Lodi wine, but it lacks the syrup character that I often notice (and enjoy) in those bottles; deep acidity compensates. It’s for sure recognizable as Petite Sirah too. I look at the price tag–mine was $8–and I gasp; it’s a wonderful QPR. Maybe the cool 2010 vintage had something to do with it, but this wine is a feat.