The 2014 Hayne Petite Sirah flirts with perfection. It draws you in with its purplish-black color and tempting aromas. Slightly closed at first, the wine soon opens to reveal notes of maple and bacon fat with deeply concentrated plum and blackberry eventually asserting themselves. Tar, tobacco, cola, rosemary, and lavender show up after some swirling. The silky palate carries an abundance of red and blue fruit flavor in balance with well-integrated tannins. Black fruit and spice aromas linger as the wine finishes in an elegant fashion.

Pair with lamb shank, wild game, beef, and strong cheeses. Allow this wine plenty of air upon opening. Drink it now if you must or do yourself a favor and lay down a case or two of this remarkable wine. This wine will drink well for decades. You need this in your cellar!