Blue Fin Petite Sirah

The amateurish label and $3.99 price tag should have been enough to dissuade us. Yet, if we were always so dismissive, we’d eliminate the chance of being pleasantly surprised. In this case, we were not pleasantly surprised. Instead, we got pretty much what we expected. The nose is candied fruit, sour yeast, and some forest-floor fungus. True to the varietal, this one has strong tannins, but also a sour and metallic taste.