Drink Bravely- Petite Sirah (featuring "El Tigre")

"Brawn and fun combined in one," is how Mark Oldman describes both his orange muscle car ("El Tigre") and the high-horsepower wine Petite Sirah, both bucking with intensity and usually of Californian origin. Mark explains why Petite Sirah is perfect for winter months or whenever you "want a lot from your wine," even if it's a little John Mellencamp-style pain with your pleasure.

Featured wine: Cameron Hughes Petite Sirah "Lot 167" 2007 (California, $20)

Other Pleasurable Petite Sirah

Castle Rock Petite Sirah Lake Country Reserve 2007 (California, $10)

Esoterica (by Kent Rasmussen) Petite Sirah 2007 (California, $33)

Girard Petite Sirah 2008 (California, $26)

Line 39 Petite Sirah 2009 (California, $10)

Two Angels Petite Sirah 2006 (California, $20)

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