My Rating 91 Points.
Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.
Strong fruity nose of black currants, blackberries, cherries, figs, licorice, cloves, spices, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, mocha, tobacco, light earth and black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, blackberries, blueberries, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with medium tannins and tart cherries.
This is a very nice Petite Sirah from Alexander Valley. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Rich and extracted with a great mouth feel.
Could use a couple of years to mature, but I really enjoyed it as is. This is a big boy, with a teeth staining color.
Good by itself or with food like a fatty piece of steak on the grill. Needed 90 minutes to open up properly.
A blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Carignane and Syrah.
14.8% alcohol by volume.