My Rating 93 Points.
What a beautiful color. Deep, deep purple, almost black, with a Purplish hue and a dark purple rim.
Beautiful on the nose and fruity, with blackberries, figs, raisins, wood, licorice, tobacco, leather, cooked cherries, black plums, currants, vanilla, Cola, spices and light black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and great legs.
Bone dry on the palate with blackberries, currants, plums, cherries, oak, earth, tobacco, light Cola, licorice, vanilla, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with full, round tannins and lots of spices at the end.
What a great Petite Syrah this is. Still young, but already enjoyable by itself or with hearty food. Already Nicely balanced and complex, but Needs two hours to open up properly.
This wonderful 90% Petite Sirah and 10% Syrah is from the newly established (10 years old) Appellation of San Antonio Valley. Aged in 20% new French oak barrels for 9 months.
14.8% alcohol by volume.