Spellbound wines are sourced from winegrowing regions throughout California where warm sun and cool moonlight nights result in expressive, approachable, balanced wines. These wines are true to their roots, expressing ripe varietal character with a style that elevates every occasion - from special events to everyday meals around the family table. Everyone knows the warm sun nurtures plants, bringing grapevines to full maturity. But it’s the moon, ruler of the tides, whose gravitational force helps pull water up from the soil during the cool nights that has influenced farmers since ancient times. Our food-friendly wines are true to their roots, expressing ripe varietal character and spellbinding flavors.
Spellbound Petite Sirah has an intense color and generous bouquet of rich blackberries and blueberries, vanilla bean and roasted coffee, all in a remarkably approachable glass. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah.
Enjoy this wine on its own or with expressive dishes including Cajun flavors, smoky barbecued meats, spaghetti with meatballs, fried chicken and even Greek food. Rosemary, oregano, paprika and many more spices all work well.
The founding partners of Spellbound chose the name and label imagery to suggest the ever-present magical, mystical force of the moon.
For as long as anyone can remember, man has marked time by the movement of the moon through its phases. From full, glowing orb to gentle crescent, this spellbinding ruler of the night sky inspires everyone from poets to winemakers. There’s nothing like a glimpse of this ever-present sphere to make one pause in appreciation, wherever we are, whatever we’re doing. Moments like these inspired us to make Spellbound, wines that bring people together and reveal the beauty in the day-to-day.
Spellbound wines are sourced from throughout the winegrowing regions of California. As we craft these wines, we take inspiration from the celestial spirit of the lunar calendar, which reminds us that all life’s phases are worth remembering. These wines pair with everything from oysters on the barbecue to Wednesday night mac-n-cheese. Share them with all the people in your life - family, newfound friends, or those you’ve known for many moons.
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But for the Alice’s super quick action to redirect the shipment, this Lab Rat report would not have happened! She was able to get the bottle to our summer location and we shared it with two friends already scheduled to come have wine on our dock Friday evening. Thanks Casemates for the opportunity!
The color of this wine really is something. It is as deep, dark, opaque purple as any wine I remember seeing. The smell is pleasant; slightly fruity with a hint of pepper. We all agreed that cherry was the dominant fruit scent.
Remarks from the first sips were that there was certainly a touch of spice, slightly nutty and solid cherry and blackberry flavors. There were acidic notes so we looked forward to trying this with some food and the wine was dry, but tannins were light. The finish was short and overall the wine is not terrible complex, but absolutely nothing objectionable about it. We tried it with some roasted cauliflower, carrots and caramelized onion hummus and everything tasted great together. The wine could definitely hold its own with most any foods.
I was particularly curious about the price that Casemates would sell this for because Spellbound wines are frequently on sale in the NH State Liquor Stores (including this month) and it was reassuring to see that Casemates soundly beat the $11.99 that the state stores charge! We will get some!
@jchasma It makes GREAT sangria. The fruitiness works very well. (I may or may not have done that with a bottle or two of mine.) And while I don’t have my notes, IIRC, the petite syrah wasn’t less jammy, per se, but there was more to balance it out.
Got this yesterday and just had to give it a try. Nice aroma, cherry and something else. First taste seemed a bit sweet, but that might have been caused by what I tasted first. Turned into a very nice middle of the road PS. Tasty and no faults I can tell. Be very happy to drink or serve to any but the most picky of my wine drinking friends. Crazy value!