Black fruit, brown sugar, and a single tendril of wood smoke roil up from the glass. The palate is big, chewy, mouth-filling, with black and blue fruit, molasses, and pepper. Pencil lead and blackberries dominate the finish. Tannins are firm but well-tamed. Drink with beef ribs. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH

WHO: Ridge Vineyards
WHAT: Petite Sirah
WHEN: 2016
WHERE: Dry Creek Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $37
POINTS: 93

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