Very little Petite Sirah is grown in Washington. This is a fascinating expression of the grape, dark and tannic, deeply flavored but not at all sweet or sappy. Underbrush, wild berries, moist earth and pencil lead flavors cascade through the mouth, with green-tinged tannins rolling through the finish. Complex and unique.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.