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2017 Resident Alien

2017 Resident Alien
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57% Petite Sirah, 43% Tannat, Adelaida District

175 cases, bottled April 2019

Almost impenetrably dark, thanks to the marriage of Petite Sirah and Tannat. Every vintage, these two varieties produce a floral, tangy wine. Dried purple flowers, tar, and hoisin sauce all jump out immediately, and there is a haunting smokiness in the aromatics. Despite the delicateness of the nose, there is no shortage of tannin on the palate, smooth and polished.