Palisades is one of the better Petite Sirah vineyards (albeit there are not that many). This was my first time trying a wine from Mending Wall. Their facility is where Thomas Rivers Brown makes much of his wine these days. Inky purple in color. The nose has boysenberries, clay, gravel and slight char. On the palate, this is delicious already. Medium tannins. Reserved black raspberry fruit with a soft texture. Surprisingly accessible at this young age. It should still improve over the next five to seven years and be good for another ten after that. This will work great with Indian and Asian foods and is probably better with food although it drinks well on its own. Given the pedigree, this is fairly priced.
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