Petite hurrah

Cline Cellars 2013 California Petite Sirah, Grocery Outlet

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

When a wine appellation is listed as “California” on the bottle, that’s the winery’s way of saying they don’t want you to know where (at least a portion of) the fruit was sourced, since it’s not from some overpriced region. Good. More for us. Cline’s 2013 California Petite Sirah ($5) is my current Grocery Outlet staple, with flavors of brambly blackberries and cracked pepper riding through to a tannic cherry finish. Full-bodied with a punch, it pairs well with New York strip steak wrapped in bacon. 1700 Capitol Avenue,