The aromatics are of plum, white pepper, blackberry, dark chocolate and hot rocks (an omnipresent characteristic in wines from this sector of the valley).
The palate is veritably unctuous, with even a little more depth and supple mouthfeel than past vintages. The finish goes on and on. This wine is extremely drinkable now.
Once again the Alfred Frediani Vineyard impresses with its ability to provide ripe, glorious fruit in even the coolest of vintages! The cool season brought even more elegance to the grapes from these 65 year-old vines, whose well-drained pebbly soils already provide unbelievable complexity for Petite Sirah.
This lush Petite Sirah was picked the day before the first rains in late September at perfect ripeness.