The 2012 vintage shows textbook Petite Syrah color with an inky purple hue. The aromatics show notes of intense blueberry, dark cherry reduction, violets, and vanilla bean. Once again, the flavors start sweet and then get darker on the finish. This blend starts with blueberry pie, blackberry, sweet purple basil, and dark caramel. The wine finishes with dark molasses, toasted cedar plank, sweetened dried cherries, and mocha coffee.
This is a great grilling wine. Serve with burgers topped with carmelized onions and BBQ sauce, sticky ribs, or grilled chicken alongside sweet potato fries and coleslaw.