2018 Petite Sirah
There is nothing petite about Petite Sirah. Rather it earned its name from the small size of the berries, which creates a high skin-to-pulp ratio that gives this wine its dark, inky pigmentation and high tannin levels. This workhorse variety produces some of the most powerful reds on earth and can dance along the edge of muscular versus elegant in a way like no other varietal. The trick when making P.S. is to highlight the fruit and tame the tannins. Our 2018 is ultra-ripe, full-bodied and opaque in color, as it should be. This ripe and bold wine explodes with aromas of blackberry, plum and black cherry, then it seduces with hints of tobacco, leather and spice. The palate is full-bodied with soft tannins, integrated smokey oak and a rich, lingering black fruit finish.