Sunce Winery & Vineyard, Petite Sirah 2016, Frog’s Tooth Vineyard, Sierra Foothills, California
Tasting Note: An inky petite sirah filled with lovely aromatics and ripe, summer fruit.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, pronounced-intensity nose of black currant, black plum, red currant, violet blossom and kirsch.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied petite sirah has ripe, medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and well-integrated, medium-plus tannin.
There is midpalate complexity and balance.
The kind of wine that pairs well with grilled meats and cuddling in blankets.
Bottle Note: Sunce is a family winery located in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County – specializing in a small artisan lots of vineyard designate varietal wine and classic blends. This beautiful example of petite sirah is inky with unyielding blackberries and deep, dark currants. It is richly textured with clove, allspice, and a long peppercorn-laced finish. Pair with steak, tomato or beet salad, spicy beans, and almost any tangy barbecue sauce laden meat. For fromage: aged goat cheese, and sharp cheddars. Only 11 barrels made.
Tasting Date: May 19, 2020