The nose reveals concentrated aromas of blackberry, jasmine tea, dusty earth and tobacco. The palate is dense with flavors of jammy blackberry, raspberry and fig. The finish reveals essences of oak influence—spice, vanilla and a savory hint of barrel toast. The tannins are bold, ripe and integrated, creating a lingering and mouth-coating finish. This Petite Sirah has developed into a very sought-after wine in the Girard portfolio with fans of the variety looking to our bottling for the characteristic heady perfume, inky dark color, intense tannins and balanced oak integration.