Kempton Clark, Dunnigan Hills, Petite Sirah 2001 ($11) – From a Zinfandel specialist and second label of R. H. Phillips.
As Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks would say, “black as the night sky on a moonless night”. Intense pepper and oak aromas, deeply wound fruit, pepper and oak with the typical silky Pet mouthfeel. Long, spicy finish. Delicious now but a good cellar selection. Too bad this wine was corked during my Petite Sirah tasting as this would have taken “Best of Tasting” honors.
If this is what they do with Petite Sirah, I look forward to tasting their Zin! Score: 9/10