Pride Mountain Vineyards Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2002
Deep, dark and juicy, this wine is a hedonist’s delight. Notes of mocha and gunflint on the nose suck you in, accompanied by rich blue and black berry fruits, roasted meats, a touch of sage on the palate. Incredibly broad and rich, this wine is balanced by firm acidity and a beautifully broad tannin structure. The finish goes on for days. Appellation: Sonoma County Vintage: 2002 Harvest: October 2002 Fermentation: Stainless Steel Cooperage: French Oak Blend: 100% Syrah Alcohol: 14.3% Bottling: November 2003
Saying that this has monster fruit would be the understatement of the year. This is so jammy and thick I think I could pour it on my pancakes. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Massively extracted, almost port-like texture on the palate with an instance of mouth puckering tannins and medium/long smooth finish. Sediment coated the glass and my teeth turned purple. This was my first Pride Petite. Wow, what an experience.