W&S 91 Pts - According to Wine & Spirits - "Russian River near Dry Creek Valley, where warm days give way to cool, foggy nights. This cool year for petite sirah shows through in aromas of black pepper and juniper. It’s a petite that leans into structure rather than jamminess, vertical in its energy. The wine’s tight-fisted tannins could use some time in the cellar to pivot in a more elegant direction."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "With hints of dried hay, white pepper, lemon, Asian pear and mineral that are brightened by searing acidity, this elegant, bone-dry wine will complement food—not dominate it." Editor's Choice!
According to Wine Spectator - "Rustic tannins frame the dark fruit, spice and pepper notes, with an aromatic lift of violet and plum, graced by a touch of fresh earth. Drink now through 2025."
Tasting Notes - "On the nose, robust blackberry and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of anise and white pepper. The fruity aromas follow on the tongue, commingled with full-bodied black cherry, blueberry, hints of dark toasted hazelnuts and sweet vanilla. The well-managed, even tannins produce a long, silky finish with luscious black fruits to the end." 13.9% ABV.
Bronze Medal, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2012 International Fine Wine Competition