(2004 Vintage) This very rich and extracted Petite Sirah shows ripe brambly blackberries, violets, and vanilla and cracked pepper in the bouquet. The flavors are dark chocolate, currants, and creamy blackberries. A...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2006 Vintage) 13% Petite Sirah. There is a mix of drama and control in this wine, and it deviates from the expected norm for Rockpile Zinfandels to its great benefit. The depth and intensity possible from wines of the area are certainly evident here but so too is a brighter, more vibrant quality that firms up the wine's back end and finish while adding a bit of aging potential that should see it grow in the bottle.