2007 De Bortoli Petite Sirah: An odd mixture of acidic and smooth
anyway, this petite sirah was only $7.99, so i figured why not? i'd had this before at winetree in october 2010 and really liked it paired with lamb stew. but right out of the bottle, this particular bottle was an odd mixture (in terms of textures) of acidic and smooth. i gave it some time, and the nose seemed to improve a bit, evoking blackberries and some earth. but still, there's that unavoidable acidicity ... maybe it's a bad bottle? 14 percent alcohol.
SECOND NIGHT: definite tannins and hardly any flavor. drinkable, but not very tasty.