We are Back in Black with this seductress of a wine from the venerable old vines Alfred planted in 1939. The pebbly hillside Cortina soils provide a Petite Sirah of astonishingly fine tannins, complexity and depth, all the while maintaining the power we expect and cherish in Petite Sirah. Aromas of blackberry blossom, marionberries, hot rocks and Chinese 5-spice are on full display with a fine mineral backbone.
Blackberry with gun powder and metal shavings with some ink. Medium- to full-bodied with firm tannins that give this a linear depth and length. Tight and attractive. Drink now.