2011 Calistoga Petite Sirah, Frediani Vineyard
Calistoga’s Frediani family is nothing short of legendary within the grape growing world. And T-Vine fans know why. Their little piece of heaven produces some of the biggest, most intense wines we have to offer. With brutally hot days, chilly nights and rich soil, Petite Sirah thrives under Jim Frediani’s masterful watch, producing a beast of a wine.
Deep, dark, bold aromas of black fruit, BBQ spice and minerality only partially prepare you for what’s next. Brace yourself for bright, black currant fruit, and an abundance of cinnamon flavors and nutmeg cover every inch of your mouth. This wine is balanced and smooth on entry with a long, enduring finish. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Pit this beast against a pepper-crusted grilled steak and enjoy.