Petite Sirah from the Russian River Valley adds meatiness and brings out a dried sage scent in the fiery spice of this zin, which includes old-vine fruit from the Maple Vineyard and some cool-climate zin from Parmelee-Hill on the Sonoma Coast. It has the smokiness and sparky brightness of spruce boughs thrown onto a open fire, while red fruit retains its freshness in cooling contrast. An earthy, meaty zin to serve with grilled lamb.
A lush, delicious and "serious" wine but in a fun package! The nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of milk chocolate, sweet oak, and a long vanilla finish. The deep color and firm structure are enhanced by the addition of the Petite Sirah and the firm tannins softened by moderate oak. Enjoy this POIZIN with caution; it is The Wine to Die for! - Winery