2017 Petite Sirah
Club Member Price: $54
With the grapes harvested in seven distinct picks over the span of a full month, the resultant wine is a luscious intertwining of all facets of the variety: a wine that conveys everything that Petite has to offer. Inky & totally opaque, with its body dressed in a racy cardinal’s dark purple skirt & layered with maroon velvet sleeves, but dark as it is there are brilliant shafts of sunlight bursting through to dapple your glass, a glass filled with bitter-sweet chocolate & smoked chipotle chili peppers gently ground to fine smoothness in a basalt mortar, a silky jaguar glimmering in the jungle at evenfall; & black gunpowder tea, green tea too, & berries, berries, everywhere enthusiastic berries to pop into your mouth, blueberries, ripe berries to burst between your molars, oozing the pure essence of fancy opal plums to which several lovely twists of black pepper have been added . . . a demented wine that grips your tongue with wonderfully funky notes of licorice. No subtlety here whatsoever.
notes by John Munch, wineherd & plenipotentiary