2016 Petite Sirah, Shell Creek Vineyard
The 2016 vintage features rustic and savory elements likened to the style of its origins in Southwest France. Notes of fragrant lavender, cloves, and white pepper on the nose lead to dark plums, black cherries, and blueberries on the palate. Pliable tannins and generous acidity provide lively body en route to a delectable finish. Pairs readily with a charcuterie board featuring Serrano ham, aged Gouda, thyme-roasted walnuts, and olive tapenade surrounded by French sourdough bread.