Nice dark color. Nose of smoke and dark fruit. Palate initially follows the nose, with black fruit, smoke, a little herbaceous character. Very firm tannins backing up that fruit which had me wondering whether this wine was just heading towards its peak or just ready to get just past its peak. Either way, it was classic petite sirah and very nice stuff.
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