For this wine, the Petite Sirah grapes come from a mature vineyard in Contra Costa County. Moderate growing conditions, combined with the sandy-loam soil of the vineyard, leading to low-yields, small berry clusters, and concentrated fruit flavors. In the glass, the wine is a dark purple color, with a jet-black center. The nose has a complex aroma of ripe blueberries, crème de cassis, black mission figs, and sweet rosemary. On the palate, the wine is supple and juicy, with notes ripe black fruits, dark chocolate, baking spices, and white pepper.