Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
The 2007 Petite Sirah benefits from the more opulent year to bake out some of the more rustic qualities present in the 2006. The wine bursts from the glass with blackberries, blueberries, leather and spices, all of which flesh out beautifully in the glass. The 2007 is a deep, powerful wine bursting with dark, fragrant fruit. It shows fabulous intensity and finesse all the way to the deep, resonant finish. Today the wine is not fully expressive, but it seems to have a very bright future. This is a fabulous showing from Retro Cellars. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Mike and Kara Dunn make these wines from Randy Dunn’s Park Muscatine vineyard on Howell Mountain. I was especially impressed with the 2007, a vintage in which many of the wilder tendencies of Petite Sirah are handled expertly. It will be interesting to see where this project goes from here. The Dunns give their Petite Sirah 30 months in French oak, which the wine definitely seems to need.