Jaffurs Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard 2009
External Reviews for Jaffurs Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard
Shows the richness, dryness and softness of Jaffurs’ new red wines, but also Petite Sirah’s powerful tannins, and there’s a streak of acidity that balances out the fruit. Complex and fascinating, it offers ever-changing flavors of wild blackberries and cherries, eastern mulberries, cranberries and even oranges, with hints of leather and peppery spices. Now–2015.
The 2009 Petite Sirah Thompson Vineyard is another dazzling wine, but it needs time, perhaps quite a lot. A massive, broad-shouldered frame provides the canvas for super-expressive blueberries, smoke, mint, licorice and blackberry jam. This shows fabulous depth, richness and power, but it would be a shame to open a bottle until the wine settles down. It may take as long as a decade for the tannin to melt away, although I am optimistic the wine will enter its sweet spot before then. Anticipated maturity: 2017–2029.