My Rating 85 Points.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, red currants, cherries, licorice, tart strawberries, earth, oak, vanilla, acetone, chocolates, smoke, barnyard and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, plums, wood, bell pepper, bitter herbs, tobacco, dirt, light vanilla and peppercorn.
Short finish with green tannins and tart strawberries.
A young, Californian Petite Sirah, that needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature.
Not very balanced as of yet, but pretty good with a piece of steak. Needs at least 2 hours to open up.
I had the 2013 a few months ago, and it was much more approachable.
13.5% alcohol by volume (much less than last vintage).