2010 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah
58% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Oddone Vineyard
42% Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch
Once again, after using some of our Dry Creek Petite Sirah for blending into our Zinfandels, we found we had a small amount to bottle on its own. But given demand for our Petites, I'm not sure if this was a blessing or a curse! A blend of Del Carlo Ranch and Oddone Vineyard, this wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. No new oak.
Impenetrably black. Take opaque and multiply it by 10. Very expressive, high-toned aromas of blueberries, iron-laden earth, and white pepper. Serious stuff! On the palate, full-bodied and concentrated. Essence of Petite Sirah. Deceptively smooth on the finish. When to enjoy this beauty? I’m conflicted. It’s so enjoyable now yet I see so much potential with age. Hmmm… Let’s call it 2015 to 2030 but be sure to check our drinkability chart for updates. (MRO – 09/25/11)