Petite Sirah (Peh-teet See-rah) despite its name tends to be a big wine with a dark inky appearance and high tannins. Petite Sirah is believed to be the same as a lesser-known Rhone grape called Durif. Petite Sirah, which can also spell as, Petite Syrah or Petit Sirah, is commonly used in blending but has found a following domestically as an individual variety. This grape is often described as having lush fruit, hints of pepper, and a herbaceous quality, which may temper if aged, which this grape is more than qualified to do.
True to the varietal and its AVA, our 2012 Petite Sirah demonstrates concentrated flavors of blackberry, black currant, plum, unsweetened chocolate, leather and a hint of coffee. The wine is dark and powerful with notable tannin and a lingering finish.
92 pts, Tasting Panel Magazine - "True Wow!", W&S 94 - One of the Top 100 for 2015, Spirits Magazine.
Bold and brash, not often that a Petite Sirah snags 94 points at this price point. Peppery with blackberry and chocolate, pair with red meat.