Ursa Vineyards - 2013 Syrah-Sirah
Composition: 50% Syrah and 50% Petit Sirah from the Sierra Foothills of California
Price: $24 at Bending Branch's Branch on High in Comfort, TX
Notes: What are we doing with a wine from California you might ask. Ursa Vineyards is Bending Branch Winery's partner winery in the Sierra Foothills, east of Sacramento. The Sierra Foothills has a similar climate to The Texas Hill Country, so there's a good opportunity to share learning and experiences. This 50/50 blend of Syrah and Petit Sirah is full bodied with bigger tannins, as one might expect from this blend. It starts with lots of blackberry, then spice and earth with some herbal notes in the mix. It's a deal of a wine for those that like bolder wines.
Branch on High offers a tasting menu of Ursa Vineyards wines. They have quite a few other great wines as well.