FMW 95 Points: ”Palisades is one of the better Petite Sirah vineyards (albeit there are not that many). Inky purple in color. The nose has boysenberries, clay, gravel and slight char. On the palate, this is delicious already. Medium tannins. Reserved black raspberry fruit with a soft texture. Surprisingly accessible at this young age. It should still improve over the next five to seven years and be good for another ten after that. This will work great with Indian and Asian foods and is probably better with food although it drinks well on its own. Given the pedigree, this is fairly priced. ”
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Petit Sirah Palisades Vineyard conveys all the attributes that make this Calistoga site so compelling for Petite. An explosion of inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, menthol and white flowers give the 2017 its aromatic intensity and thrust. There is so much to look forward to. What a gorgeous wine this 2017 vintage is shaping up to be!
Winemaker Notes: “What can one say about this wine that hasn’t already been said? The Palisades Vineyard is truly one of the finest sites in all of California for Petite and the resulting wine is truly exceptional. Like the previous iterations, the wine pours dark as night into the glass however this book is not to be judged by its cover. Aromatically it shows white flowers and blackberries, while the first taste will reveal a savory, well-balanced attack of red fruit, spice & hints of game. Drink now with food or age it out 20 years, it will be hard to miss the window on this one.”
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