This wine broods complexity of black fruit like black currant and blackberry jam. It is quite complex with dried herbs, dried cherry, juniper berry, black pepper, clove, aromatic cedar, mushroom and toast. The oak age has enhanced this wine’s development, but is nicely integrated leaving the fruit to be the dominant force.
The flavors are reminiscent of cherry and plum juice, nicely integrated with a great balance of acidity and chewy tannins. This Petite Sirah has tremendous length of flavors from the initial sniff to the lingering finish in the mouth.
October 3,2011 at 24.8° brix
5 day cold soak, inoculated with D245 yeast, 10 day fermentation at 88°F at the peak
Barrels:Cooperage: World Cooperage% of new wood: 22 % New French Oak Aged in Barrel: 837 days
Dark, opaque, black ruby in color.
Try it with black peppercorn steaks.