2012 Petite Sirah
The beauty and depth of this wine start with the concentrated aromatics of boysenberry, plum, and violet. A smooth mouthfeel reveals a slightly spice-laden texture rich with flavors—huckleberry, blackberry, and coffee with traces of black pepper, chocolate, and cedar. An integrated structure of vanillin oak and supple tannins caresses the palate as the elegant flavors linger on.
More sophisticated than rustic, this wine steps out of the stereotypical Petite Sirah profile and as such, deserves to be paired with an equally refined meal. Try it with beef Wellington with a side of Béarnaise, or rack of pork served with a red currant thyme sauce.