2015 Galante Vineyards Olive Hill Petite Sirah
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. This 2015 Petite Sirah from Galante Vineyards is presented in a shorter bottle outside of a traditional bottle (but it's still 750ml). Clever marketing and it confirms that good things are indeed found in small packages. Jack and Dawn Galante really have wonderful wines and this 2015 PS is no exception. Medium to dark purple with flowery fragrances of rose petal and dusty spring flowers combine with blackberries that are so ripe I picture them being as dark as night. The flavors are well defined and don't mess around. Cherry, blackberry, vanilla and peppery braised brisket are distinct and welcoming. Sweeter on the exit and very memorable with a lingering finish. This is my type of Petite Sirah. Just over 250 cases made, so get it quickly!
Carmel Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $50.00
Drink The Bottles score: 91/100