The Petite Sirah from Walnut Wash Vineyard was de-stemmed, cold soaked, and fermented in one-ton bins. The wine reposed for 24 months in French oak. It’s a deep violet color with a flame fuchsia rim, and it smells like meat and purple fruits, lavender and bacon. Rich but astringent on the palate, its powdered carbon tannins and heroic black fruits give it a texture like corduroy velour.
Young, too young, a dark and growling monster that may quiet down with a few years in the cellar.
14% abv | $39 (sample)