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Wine review: Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2011, California

Petite sirah

Full-bodied, chunky and seamless in texture, this cuddly red offers up big fruit along with peppery spice and cigar overtones. It's the smooth jazz of wine, mercifully more David Sanborn than Kenny G. Smooth but a little bit gritty; $18.99 in Saskatchewan, $19.99 in Nova Scotia.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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