Red Wine of the Month




94 | Relic

Price: $52
Grape Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley, US
Imported by Relic Wines, St. Helena, CA

2010 Napa Valley Old Vines Petite Sirah Grown by Al Frediani at his dry-farmed, organic vineyard in Calistoga—on vines he planted in the 1940s—this wine uses the California sun to its benefit, warming the fruit toward a powerful balance with petite’s brutal young tannins. The fruit and tannins integrate with air, their combination a delicious black juice of the earth, mineral and mouthwatering. Built to cellar for ten years or more, this is a Napa Valley classic. —J.G.

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