This wine, as with every vintage of Petite Sirah that I have worked with, has amazing color. It is dark purple with glints of blue and black. Blueberry is the dominant fruit aroma, layered with all manner of bramble berries. There is a lush creaminess of the nose, bringing blueberry pancake batter and blackberry cr?me Brule to mind. Combined with the lush fruit notes is a sexy mesquite wood character that makes the fruit even more exotic. The mouth matches the nose well with the same concentrated fruit. The tannins are big, but have a satin, mouth filling texture. The acid balance is lovely, carrying the wine to a long and lasting finish. The fruit keep Petite Sirah on going and going, taking over in the end.