2017 Resident Alien
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.