Shows the inky black color, thick sandpaper tannins and dryness that mark the best of North Coast Petite Sirah. Those qualities make the wine a bit hard and closed now, but the flavors are a real buried treasure. Blackberries, currants, licorice, beef jerky, cola, sweet leather, it’s a tremendous swirl of complexity. If you must drink soon, decant. Otherwise the…
Only 150 cases were produced of this wine. It's a lovely sipper, rich and sweet in cassis, coffee and chocolate flavors that are wrapped in smooth, velvety tannins. The fruity sweetness really kicks in mid-palate and lasts through a decadant finish.
A pleasing, floral style of wine that serves up velvety tannins to support a fine array of tea, black cherry, toast, vanilla, plum, spice and herb notes. Chocolatey on the finish, which is long and appealing.
A complex red wine that drinks softly fruity and dry, and with quite a bit of style and elegance. The most notable feature is the texture. It’s velvety and round, and characterized by soft, dusty tannins. In this environment, fruit and berry flavors can shine. It’s made in the international style: Soft, ripely sweet, extracted and fruity, and well-oaked. A blend of…
Shows real finesse in the rich balance of fruit, oak, acidity and tannins, and while it’s complex, it’s also an easy drink. Soft in texture, with sweet tannins, this wine flatters with black currant and cherry flavors.
From an old, organic vineyard, this is the winery’s reserve-level Petite Sirah. The three “Ds” apply: deep, dense and decadent. Lots of big black-cherry and coffee flavor, with a chocolaty sensation created by direct, drying tannins. Gritty with a big taste profile. Should soften with time.
Easy-drinking, this is an example of a lighter, but still very satisfying style of Cabernet. The bouquet is tart berries, cedar, tobacco and rhubarb. Smooth and evenly textured, the palate displays cola and sweet tobacco flavors. Tangy tannins and dried fruit and spice flavors on the finish close this forward charmer from Mendocino.