2013 Petite Sirah Shell Creek
Enjoy now or cellar through 2020+
October 16, 2015
An intriguing deep violet hue and a peppery nose signal the signature potency of the Petite Sirah varietal. Plump blueberries and boysenberries jostle at the palate as big juicy cherries race into the profile. Baking spice, dark chocolate, and forest floor rise to the occasion adding fragrance and complexity. Bright acidity backs the mouthwatering flavors of ever so slightly pungent cassis notes. Lively briary and soft oak accents coalesce with polished tannins to provide a tempting and velvety finish.
Aged 22 months in 10% new American, 10% new French and 10% new Hungarian oak.