Winery - Peachy Canyon Winery
Location - Paso Robles, California
Wine - Peachy Canyon 2004 Jester
Grape Varieties - 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Sirah, 20% Syrah, 4% Merlot
Appellation - Paso Robles
Alcohol - 14.3% v/v
Price -$19 USD
Nose/Aroma - Cooked plums and blackberries with a hint of tomato leaf.
Palate/Flavors - Jammy raspberries and dark fruit upfront, supported by nice acid structure and a medium body. The long finish of aniseed and cedar is rather bitter but not particularly astringent. Instead, the tannins are soft and coating.
Food Pairing - Gorgonzola stuffed sirloin burgers with Waldorf potato salad.
Comments - This is a very approachable, user friendly wine. The fruit is almost overwhelming. I think it has aged well but is probably at or near its peak. Great wine for the price, with a cool label.