In the glass, this Cali Petite Sirah from Livermore Valley has an inky black olive core surrounded by dark purple edges and an eclectic halo….
The nose on this behemoth is ripe and greasy ———-> There’s a bucket full of blackberries and raspberries that are eventually capitalized by a bacon fat component that I’m GUSHING over….
A drink starts with black cherries that are muddled into sweet oak ———-> A swish and a chew bring out a mid-palate of blackberry jam and pipe tobacco smoke before an anise driven finish that finds its way into a loooooong black raspberry ending with a spicy black pepper kick….
McKahn Family Cellars is making waves by specializing in Rhône varieties that they carefully source from some of the best growing sites in Northern CA… That said, they’ve hit it out of the park with this Petite Sirah which is not only HUGE but also ridiculously well balanced!!!
2016 McKahn Family Cellars “Petite Sirah” Livermore Valley CA