Deep aromas of fruit, graham crackers and jam. The body is also dense with a dry mid-palate. There is soft blackberry fruit up front that unravels all the way through to the finish that delivers with hints of cola. The key to this wine is patience, as it is tight at the beginning and needs time to soften the tannic structure and reveal more fruit.
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This wine comes from a block of vines on a rocky knoll at Lytton Springs West. As grape varietals go, petite sirah is not hard to understand. It’s King Kong. The trick, therefore, once it’s harvested and in the winery, is to find its softer side and coax out some of the light- hearted elements that lurk within. In 2011, we think we achieved just that. After a whole berry, natural yeast fermentation, the wine was aged for fourteen months in american oak. Floral, peppery, and enjoyable now, this limited release will be best over the next ten years. JO (12/12)
Tasting Notes - Dark purple/violet. Black pepper, cocoa, tobacco, black currants and a hint of cinnamon on the nose. Blackberry and plum fruit flavors followed by full but well coated tannins, firm acidity and a long finish. JO (7/13)
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