2009 Galante Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah •Olive Hill
California: Carmel Valley
Another outstanding achievement from our dear friend, Jack Galante, today’s delicious 2009 Galante Vineyards Petite Sirah is a real crowd pleaser. It is also a fantastic representation of the unique terroir of Jack’s Carmel Valley estate vineyard - and the winemaking prowess of Greg Vita.
Bright, juicy and loaded with character, today’s youthful wine is just beginning to come into its own. Drinking just beautifully as of this writing, the wine will only continue to improve. With enough fruit, acid and structure to make this a wine to lay down, we’re sure that it will continue to improve for years to come. That’s not holding us back, though, we’re drinking our bottles, now.
Pair with our own Grandma Annie’s Kitchen Chicken breasts, breaded with cheddar, garlic, butter breadcrumbs. Mix these simple ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and then coat chicken breasts before oven roasting. Enjoy!
Deep and dark, with inky magenta hues. A fine ring finest ring of glinting ruby circles the glass. When swirled, the wine leaves behind chubby, wine-stained tears.
Fragrant and lush, with the perfect balance of bright fruit and dark, heady, earthy aromas. Big, ripe blackberry, sloe berry and blueberry jump from the glass. These are quickly followed by dark plum, blueberry preserve, black cherry and sweet brown spice. After the wine breathes for a while, intriguing aromas of crushed violets, toasty caramel and cedar round out the nose.
Very well balanced, lead by blackberry, blueberry, plum and black cherry. These are perfectly balanced against sweet tobacco, Bing cherry, soft cigar box and crushed black flower petals. At the very end, a hint of sweet brown spice, black licorice, subtle graphite and black pepper appear.
Very long and deeply flavorful with long sustained dark fruit flavors that gradually yield to intriguing dried flowers, spice and minerals. The spreading dryness leaves the mouth feeling satisfied - and longing for another delicious sip.