Petite Sirah is known for its intense colour and flavour as well as tannin. It seems to ripen well in Stellenbosch conditions with excellent natural acidity and relatively low pH. Because it has a lot of tannin, the wines need soft handling in the cellar and also fairly oxidative handling when young. This is our 2nd release, the first was very limited and only sold at the tasting room. Because of its low pH and firm tannin, the wines should age well with careful cellaring. When young they can greatly benefit from a decanting.
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/05/2014