2009 Pretense Petit Syrah
TA 6.10 g/L
100% Petite Syrah, Solano County
741 cases produced
Bottled July 23, 2010
The 2009 Pretense is a beautiful wine, offering aromas of bing cherries, blueberries, roses and violets. The deep garnet color is entrancing and seems to stain the glass. On the palate it is juicy and fresh despite its ample backbone of fine-grained tannins. The mouth feel is rich and the wine is suffused with notes of smoky dark chocolate, blackberry, raspberry and fruit compote, and hints of caramel. These flavors linger pleasantly through the long finish. Aromas, flavors, alcohol and tannin are in balance in this wonderfully complex, refreshing wine.