Big Black and Beautiful

Black, impenetrable crimson with staining lipstick edges.  Heady oak and cassis split the briar and sandpaper evenly between the volatility and obtuse fruit.  Mint and edgy AL, scrubbed SS and petrichor make for a Disraeli alignment of *black* and *bright*.  Holy wow this just is mind-boggling good PS.  not even gonna guess at the AL.  One of those things where I’m scared how high it might be, but at the same time am leg-humping it so hard I don’t care.  In the mouth, thick and unrelenting.  So dense and disgustingly concentrated, yet obfuscating the whole ‘Paso’ thing into tangible acid, fruit and concentration.  Here’s where it differs.  Huge banana-peel glycerin-ridden pineapple brilliance against a woody structure dripping in dark brown sugar and Liquid Smoke.  Everything feels so naturally de-riven and balanced.  Blistering tannins claw at everything sensory but never conceal the disgustingly rich fruit.  An almost ag-ed Napa Cab situation plays against the thick grainy blackberry fruit and bitter vanilla.  This is PS for people who have long given up on PS.  You NEED to find this wine.  If you worship PS like I do, this thing pulls out all the stops in fruit and concentration while maintaining a lateral-line of balancing young structure.  NOWHERE will you find PS like this.

2010 SAXBY Petite Sirah Paso Robles  16-1

http://www.saxbywineryandvineyard.com

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