2009 Petite Sirah Port - 4 Bottles
4 Bottles @ $99
Stylistically, this wine is a Late Bottled Vintage Port. The color in the glass is a very dark ruby red, on the nose there are notes of blackberry, licorice, and hazelnut. The palate still tastes very fresh with bright flavors of olallieberry pie, maraschino cherry, and vanilla bean. On the finish the wine hints a marzipan and lingers a very long time with a warming glow.
Machado Creek Vineyard lies on the eastern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Gilroy. The soil is red clay loam that has been fed over time by the creek that runs through the middle of the vineyard. The vineyard is planted with Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, Mouverdre, and Sangiovese. The Petite Sirah is grown on exclusively head-trained vines.