For the literally challenged P.S. means “post script.” For example, you finished hand writing a letter then went, oops, forgot to tell you something. Back in the day, you know before computers, you couldn’t cut and past, you added a note at the bottom on the page.
Probably for many people P.S. is the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You.
Or the novel-turned-play-turned-movie, P.S. Your Cat is Dead
Or perhaps the 1963 Beatles’ song, P.S. I Love You.
But for me, and many others like me, PS is only ONE thing – Petite Sirah, a wine often ridiculed, misunderstood and oftentimes avoided, simply because it's hard to pigeon-hole. With J. Lohr’s 2015 Tower Road Petite Sirah from Paso Robles, you’ll be able to discover the beauty of PS.
Yes, the first whiff of this wine suggests oak, not uncommon for PS. As with any wine there are good and bad examples, and Jerry Lohr and his team do right by Petite Sirah. This wine is altogether enjoyable with a brambly quality, boysenberry, slightly tart blackberry compote, and blueberry pie. But there’s also enough acidity to work with food, though I’d veer towards cream based dished not grilled meats. Even the following day, about 20 hours after opening, this still offers rich fruit, a creamy texture (in part because of the full malolactic fermentation) and yes, it’s still just as enjoyable, and a wee bit softer. As you delve into PS even more you might consider the group PS I Love You, the wine organization. Yes, there are dedicated hard core PS-heads out there. Who knows, with this J. Lohr iteration, you might become one too.
P.S. I did not use the word “inky.”
ORIGIN: Paso Robles, California
PRICE: $35/ 750ML
SCORE: 90 POINTS