Had this right after the 1995, and by comparison, it seemed slightly drier and more tannic. But on the second night it opened up in a huge way, with powerful tart cherry fruit, smooth, well integrated tannins, and an altogether balance that was spot on. Drinking very well right now, I cannot imagine it getting any better.
Opened for my Twitter group's Petite Sirah day on Friday, October 7th. Decanted for 8 hours. Wine was massive, beautiful nose, typical very dark/almost opaque appearance. Still tannic with considerable backbone for further aging, and good fruit...blackberries. Good finish, but wondering if fruit holds as tannins diminish. Very good wine in the tradition of long lived York Creek offerings from Ridge.
Deep, dark stuff. This is still quite tannic, though it has enough fruit for balance. Still shows some of its youthful oak as well. Can be drunk now (and was better 3 hours later), but might be best to wait.
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