Randall Hopkins co-founded Corvus Cellars and established its namesake 5-acre vineyard on the southern flank of Red Mountain in 2006. Neighbors include Upchurch Vineyard and EFESTE’s Taylor Mag Vineyard, and the heat units there have earned it a reputation for easily ripening red Rhône varieties. Northwest Cellars vintner Robert Delf adds another example with this remarkable Petite Sirah, which shows a purity of dark fruit reminiscent of blackberry jam and black cherry preserves with a whiff of tar. Those rich tones are matched on the palate that brings along a pleasing structure of espresso tannins. Those who can be turned off by the massive tannins and high alcohol often associated with PS will find neither attribute in this relatively easy drinker. And if you are in the market for an award-winning vineyard and 5-bedroom house on Red Mountain, the asking price is $749,000.
Production: 193 cases