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Jan 28

Recession Wine: 2006 Michael-David Petite Petit, Lodi

We picked this up on sale at Liquor Direct right before Christmas on a recommendation from Ass't Wine Buyer Shannon. She was right!

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2006 Michael-David Petite Petit, Lodi, $11.99

Petit Petite, from Michael-David out of Lodi, is a blend of 15% Petit Verdot and 85% Petite Sirah. The label shows us two friendly but gigantic circus elephants – a perfect illustration of the wine.

It's a dark wine, both in color and in flavor. I was a little worried,
for once, as I sat on my white couch with this glass. I recently heard
that Petite Sirah is as dark as it gets, although I'd say Norton is
darker and inkier. But this is certainly in the running.

This wine is, as Kevin would say, a berry explosion in the mouth. Jammy jammy jammy. It's full of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – all those dark berries are just everywhere. But there's more complexity than just berries. On the finish, I get a little bit of coffee (but not too much) or maybe mocha is more accurate. It coats your whole mouth, and makes it feel like your teeth are turning red. They're not, but the wine is that full and structured.

Last week I learned that 100% Petit Sirah is too heavy and big for me, but the small added amount of Petit Verdot seems to make all the difference. This is a bit too high in alcohol for me, at 14.5%, but I've grown accustomed to what seems to be the new norm.

I've seen this wine online for as much as $23, although $15-$19 seems to be the norm. Liquor Direct still has this wine on sale for $11.99, making this another recession wine.

Our review:

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Posted by Michelle at 7:49 am in Recession Wine, Tastings, Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments (3)

3 Responses to “Recession Wine: 2006 Michael-David Petite Petit, Lodi”

  1. Thanks for the savvy review on this wine. I have it on the shelf in the shop and have never tasted it. Usually not a huge fan of the Michael-David wines but I thought the label was neat and was interested in how it tasted. Loved your blog so I linked you up on my under the “wine blogs of note” section! Come visit and if you feel so inclined, link me up too! Cheers wino!!

  2. [...] my photo a day, everyday.  This is a bottle of wine I enjoyed with S, this evening. It is called Petite Petit, it is wonderful, and it has an adorable little elephant going for a jog on the cork. I thought it [...]

  3. Fabriel says:

    Hi,
    i’m in the UK and was in Texas for the holidays last year , i bought this wine as its was recommended by a friend, and i absolutely loved it, i’ve been looking for it everywhere since i got back and would like to order like a box so i can hand it to friends. Do you know where i can purchase more? thanks

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