Elyse 2006 Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Elyse 2006 Petite Sirah is a very good example of this variety, and long on personality. Textbook opaque and blackish-purple in color, the Elyse Petite Sirah has intense aromas of violets, smoky bacon, deep black fruits, creme de cassis and hints of dusty earth and black pepper that lead into full-bodied, rich flavors of dark plums, blueberries and blackberries with a touch of mocha and game. Lush fruit carries the firm, dusty cocoa-like tannins on this lively fruit bomb of a Petite Sirah to a long and pleasing finish. [+]