The 2007 Oak Grove Petite Sirah was the last wine that we tasted at our tasting last weekend.  This wine is pretty inexpensive, costing about $10.  The alcohol content is 13.6%.

During the tasting the question of whether Petite Sirah and Syrah are related or not.  I have read conflicting accounts on this question.  The one thing that is certain is that they are two different varieties of grapes.  Both grapes make big wines and are considered Rhone varieties.  I don't want to go into too much detail on this question here, but there are a couple of interesting articles that I found on the subject.  On with the review.

On the nose of this wine I was getting a lot of red fruits, primarily cherries and raspberries, and some oaky flavors and black pepper.  I got a lot of blueberry, and more red fruits.  I also got some more oak flavors, but nothing overpowering.  The tannins were nice and smooth, and this wine had some good structure to it.  This was a nice full bodied wine that wasn't out of control.

I enjoyed this wine quite a bit.  I think that this is another good value in the $10 price range.  There is nothing fancy about this wine, but it is a solid pour for the money.

This Petite Sirah wine allowed me to check off another variety for my Wine Century Challenge.  I now have reviewed 12 of 100 varieties, and only have 88 to go!