Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif Petite Sirah
Leave it to the Wagners to seek out prime, old vine Petite Sirah in Suisun Valley, a warmer zone just to the south-east of Napa Valley better known for their peaches and apricots. This is a big, black, juicy Petite Sirah with notes of toasted herbs, deep boysenberry fruit and prunes alongside tobacco, black cherry, and baking spices. The style of this wine is full throttle and no holds barred – rich, ripe, and begging for a big rack of prime rib. If you love Caymus Cabernet, you’re going to flip for this one.
A vibrant, velvety purple, this vintage features scents of supple leather and earthy wood. The nose is layered with notes of ripe blackberries, rose petals and a hint of clove. Extremely fine, smooth tannins envelop the palate right away, held in seamless balance by this wine’s oak. Flavors of berry cobbler mingle with leather, a wisp of fresh campfire, blooming flowers, and chocolate-covered raisins. Dark chocolate carries over to the finish alongside bright fruit and a luxurious, delicate texture.
Country: United States
Region: North Coast