2016 Madden Petite Sirah
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The 2016 Madden Big Petite is redolent of dark fruit and dark forests: you get a mulchy forest floor strewn with pine needles, but also a heaping handful of blackcurrants, dates, and vanilla beans in their husk. Upon first opening, the earth aromas subdue the fruit. This balance tips on the tongue, where boysenberry and black cherry abound, and the earthiness steps back. With decanting and time, suggestions of caramel custard and blueberry compote emerge. This wine’s grippy tannins, rigid acidity and full body befit the name of “Big Petite.”
Sept 29th, 2018
12 day, moderate temp
Aug 23rd, 2018
Blackberry, boysenberry, ripe plum fruit flavors with exciting bright, aromatics of these fruits. Rich mid palate flavors and finish that lingers long after wine has been tasted. Very exciting Petite Sirah and nothing is "petite" about it.