New vintage of Hunnicutt Wayside just arrived today. We decanted for an hour, probably needed 3-4 hours to open up. Good depth of fruit, some eucalyptus on the nose, still needs to blow of some tannins, but lovely fruit followed by a long earthy finish with a bit of spice and the eucalyptus came back as well. Lay it down for a few years and let the tannins mellow, this is going to be great. — 19 days ago
I think this is the best yet I have tasted from the winery. The depth, balance, and poise... wow! New world power with old world elegance.
A side note: I was looking up this particular bottle, I just realized that all bottles I have tasted from this winery were actually not made by Pott, as he did not join the winery as wine maker until the early 2010’. And the youngest bottle I’ve tasted from the winery is 09. Makes me wonder who’s behind these wines before Pott, because they are all awesome! — 20 days ago
Petite Sirah is not a smaller version of Syrah. It is an offspring of Syrah and the nearly extinct French Alpine variety called Peloursin. The 2012 is definitely drinking well. Dark red, luscious with a hint of tannins . Maybe this wine can be pushed out 2 more years.
— a day ago
Deep dark garnet colored. Tobacco, leather, plum, and black fruit on the nose. Nice mouthfeel. Black and blue fruit, full bodied. Ripe and dense fruit with well integrated tannins. Medium finish. Needs to decant at least and hour still. Smooth and very easy to drink. — 3 days ago