The 1992 Petit Sirah is absolutely striking. Iron, blood, smoke, tobacco and cedar wrap around a core of dark fruit in a powerful, wild wine bursting at the seams with personality. Now fully mature but showing no real signs of fading, the 1992 is in a perfect spot for readers who enjoy wines with tertiary nuances. The 1992 was made from Dunn’s Park Muscatine vineyard, the same site that informs Mike Dunn’s present-day Petites. It is fascinating to taste the 1992 for so many reasons. Apart from being exceedingly rare, is also seems to be more a wine of place rather than variety. In other words, terroir and microclimate dominate over more typical Petite flavors and textures.


Aged 32 months in 100% new French oak.