Runquist 2019 "R" Petite Sirah Salmon Vineyard Clarksburg
The 2019 vintage has a deep purple color with a bit of a magenta edge. The aroma and bouquet play equal roles in this wine; the bouquet is that of toasted oak with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate and just a whiff of smoke. The aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and marionberry jam are deep and dense without turning earthen. The flavors are juicy and succulent with loads of black currant and creamy sweet oak. The mature fully integrated tannins express themselves as a rich viscous texture that leads to a lingering finish that seems to go on forever.
This is not a Petite Sirah to cellar, but rather to enjoy tonight with a grilled steak or braised short ribs, on second thought, the tannins are so soft and smooth you could drink this wine by itself and find it immensely satisfying.