Tannic at first but opens up into a soft and flavorful wine if you let it decant. It was tough to wait more than an hour. By 2 hours it was fantastic. We didn't make it past that but each glass got better, leaving some for day 2 might not be a bad idea.
Quite aromatic on the PnP with rich dark fruit bursting out. Slightly tannic out of the bottle, but these dissipate quickly and by night 2 are almost completely resolved. On night 1, I found myself slightly confused on whether I liked this or not, there were elements I liked (the aromatics, the luscious fruit), but there were other elements (a bit tart, out of balance acidity) that were putting me off. By night 2, it all became clear, this evolved into a very elegant, lighter styled and smooth glass of wine. I was left wanting more.
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(Ridge Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill York Creek Vineyards) Very dark ruby color; tart berry, baked berry, black raspberry nose; tasty, layered, elegant, tart berry, baked berry, black raspberry palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (93% Petite Sirah, 7% Zinfandel)