September 24, 2019 - Not as bold as expected for a petite sirah. Pleasant and easy drinking, but thinner than the typical PS.
June 7, 2019 - Big, tasty. Surprisingly not a fruit bomb. Very smooth.
Would drink/ buy it again
January 17, 2019 - 100% Petite Sirah aged 40 months in new French oak. Not a typical Sirah drinker, but I did enjoy this to mix things up a bit. Dark purple color with sweet aromas of blackberry and other dark, stone fruit along with moss, earth and coffee. Super dense. Needs some time even still. You have to be a fan of this type of wine to be sure.
January 12, 2019 - Motor oil dense and still tight after six years. Even on Day 2, it was still relatively unpenetrable. A lot of promise to this wine and so hats off to Fernandez and Shafer; will wait at least a year before I open the next bottle. IJB's earlier review (below) is spot-on and I have nothing useful to add.
January 8, 2019 - Eighty Four is a dark and brooding wine featuring black and blue fruit. Even at almost 7 years old, there is still a ton of tannins. The finish is long, punctuated by an overwhelming amount of acidity. You'll be rewarded for a lengthy decant or just giving it another 4+ years in the cellar. This wine was polarizing in our household. If you don't like Petite Sirah then I would stay away.
June 26, 2018 - Excellent Petit Sirah. Big dark fruit and acid.
April 17, 2018 - Excellent Petite Sirah. Full body, silky, beautiful balance and finish.
March 31, 2018 - Dense purple color. Aromas of tart black currants, dark plums, a dark and earthy note, like smashed rocks and wet forest floor, some anise and espresso – complex and awesome aromatically. Full-bodied (of course!) the tannins are built to last, but the edges are rounded out nicely. The fruit is dark but tart, like crunchy dark plums and currants. Notes of anise, espresso, cedar, graphite. A massive wine at 15.8% alcohol, but its remarkably lively. All Petite Sirah aged 40 months in 100% new French oak.