The 2009 Denier-Handal Petite Sirah is a full bodied, well-balanced wine that exhibits the best varietal characteristics of Petite Sirah. The balance between the fruit flavors, tannin and acid makes this a wonderful vintage.
The first thing you notice is its brilliant, deep purple, glass staining color looking very much like a jewel in your glass. The aromas are pure fruit, plums and blackberries with hints of spices and wood. Raspberries, black currants, apricots, blackberries, and black pepper are the initial flavors with some of us also tasting nuances of black cherry, figs, cedar and other spices.
The finish is long and enjoyable. This is a typical, well balanced, Alexander Valley Petite Sirah, brilliant, bright fruit, elegant with smooth tannins that will age well.