MOUNTAIN TIDES CALIFORNIA PETITE SIRAH 2018
£19.90

This superb wine has won a number of great reviews such as this one from Jancis Robinson: " They made as many as 16 barrels (which presumably kept the price down) from a blend of Petite Sirahs variously from Lodi, Contra Costa (a source of m,any of California's oldest vines) and a bit from Dry Creek Valley. [...]

Satisfying, precise, lovely blend of ripeness and freshness with well-integrated purple fruit flavours and a hint of gravelliness. This could only be from California - in the best possible way. Remarkable value for a fine California red that just happens not to have a smart AVA or fashionable grape variety.

Clean, vigorous, persistent finish. The lightest 'kisses of oak' as Robert Mondavi used to say. Warmth but not heat. Very Good Value. 17 points. Drink 2020 - 2024"