Petite Sirah produces a red wine that is not meant for the meek, and Idaho winemaker Martin Fujishin manages to keep the fruit pumping through the grape’s naturally muscular tannins. The nose is dark and inviting with hints of Belgian chocolate, black currant and black cherries. On the entry, it’s rather plush as bittersweet chocolate swirls around those berries. Marionberry acidity rides just behind those tannins, which make the variety’s fans declare, “P.S. I love you.” Serve with lamb, marinated tri-tip or Mexican dishes featuring a chocolate mole sauce.
Production: 100 cases