Boos for Halloween – Besieged Wine from Ravenswood

Besieged_750-2013 (TIFF) [CA-ECM2156094 Revision-2]

Winemaker Joel Peterson worked solo to collect the grapes for this spooky wine. As he picked, the story goes, ravens circled above, but instead of bringing doom, these birds brought good luck and became the totem for the winery. Now in Western Canada for the first time in limited release, Besieged will arrive on shelves just in time for Halloween night. I just saw it tonight at West Broadway and Arbutus. In the bottle there is a blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre, all from Sonoma, California’s North Coast, Central Coast and Lodi winegrowing regions.

The wine is deep red and has aromas of blackberry, black cherry, dried plum, spice, tobacco and vanilla. It’s richly flavoured and full of black cherry, chocolate, and has a length finish. Enjoy in the company of witches and goblins perhaps with some blood sausage!