This Mirror Lake Petite Sirah 2006 from the Central Coast of California is a bold, attention-getter big red. The color is deep — nearly black, with flavors of coffee and blueberries and spice (pepper and a hint of rosemary). This is a full bodied, rich, and tasty red. The finish is velvety smooth and long. This will pair well with our meatloaf and mashed potato dinner. (I make a pretty good meatloaf, if I do say so myself.) We just returned from a very quick trip up north (Traverse City) to see my folks (Bill & Delight Fagan). We drove up on Saturday and back on Sunday. Once we got home, I unpacked, did laundry, and grocery shopped while Tom mowed and weeded the yard. Now we are relaxing with a fragrant dinner in the oven. Ahhhhhhh.
Tom: This Mirror Lake Petite Sirah 2006 is a very, very good wine. It comes across as a sort of fruit-forward cabernet. Chocolaty, blackberry, and tobaccoy tastes. Tannic but also fruity. Very nice. It has bold, big tastes and so stood up well to our meatloaf and mashed potatoes.