2017 Mr. Big Petite Sirah
This absolute monster of a wine lives up to its name. The nose is a heady blend of rich blackberry reduction, black plum, black licorice, rich pipe tobacco, Asian ﬁve-spice blend, and saddle leather. In the mouth, ﬁrm but ripe tannins are complemented by blackberry reduction, black plum, star anise, black licorice, savory, smoky, and damn delicious. A true Petite Sirah, it begs to be paired with barbecued meats, full-ﬂavored cheeses, smoked game, wild mushroom risotto, smoked bratwurst, or your favorite full-bodied cigar.