The 12 Days of Petite Sirah travels back to EOS Estate Winery today. After having looked at two previous selections from them this third on is under their Lost Angel label. The wines under this label seem to be crafted with a different approach and intent than those under the flagship EOS name. The 2006 Lost Angel Petite Sirah was aged for 12 months in Neutral oak. Though it has a broader Central Coast appellation listed on the label it's composed of 100% Paso Robles fruit. It's also 100% Petite Sirah and the suggested retail price is $11.
Fresh, spring like wild strawberries on the nose lead things off for the Lost Angel Petite Sirah. A little bit of tartness comes out when first sipping this wine, though that blows off pretty quickly. Once it opens up sweet, berry fruit is present throughout. This Petite Sirah is very fruit forward and reminds me a lot of zinfandel in its flavor profile. The finish features some earthiness and mushroom notes as well as a touch of spice. Within the world of Petite Sirah this leans towards the lighter bodied side of things. I had this wine with a wild mushroom and Pecorino Romano pizza and found that to be an excellent match.
The 2006 Lost Angel Petite Sirah is made to drink now. For a suggested retail of $11.99 this is a wine you can open any night of the week that you're mood for something with bright, upfront and appealing fruit character. This offering is very different than the EOS Petite's I looked at earlier in the 12 Days of Petie Sirah. Those were more serious, age worthy wines. The Lost Angel strikes me more as a fun wine, made for casual enjoyment.
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