2016 Petite Sirah
92 pts and Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast. Miraflores Winery’s Estate Petite Sirah vineyard is located on a West-facing slope at 2,700ft elevation in decomposed-granite soils. Our Terroir has a tempering effect on this variety’s robust tannins and muscularity, making it approachable and balanced without the aggressive tannins and acidity normally associated with Petite Sirah. This newly released 2016 boasts classic aromas of black cherry, plum, blueberry and violets, with subtle notes of graphite, mineral and cured meat. On the palate it is rich in ripe tannins, with excellent balance and flavors of red fruit, baking spice and dark chocolate. The finish is long and laced with loamy complexity.Enjoy this wine with hearty meat dishes like grilled lamb chops with Rosemary, Mexican braised spare ribs or a hard, aged cheese like Pecorino Romano or Fiore Sardo.