Bright ruby. Blackberry, blueberry and violet on the nose; a distinctly floral rather than peppery version of petite sirah. Elegant and nicely delineated, with very good acidity energizing the dark berry flavors. Finishes with serious tannic clout but also very good lift. From the Al Frediani vineyard just to the east of Araujo Estate.
strong nose - almost perfume-like - giving off berries. up front offers lots of juice with spices coming through as it washes down. a gem. can't wait to try again in a year...and 2 years...and 3 years.