2018 Elementus Central Coast California 'Y Factor' Petite Sirah
Deep garnet in hue, this wine is fruitful and savory — juicy at the entry, fresh on the palate, and delightfully long in the finish.
Country: United States
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Item #: 47555
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About This Wine:
Indeed, Petite Sirah can be among the most full-bodied, “in your face” of all wines. A clue to its “strength” is its color, typically a very dark, deep garnet. But its assertiveness can be tamed quite easily through blending, and for the 2018 Elementus Petite Sirah, the blending partner selected was Malbec.
The Elementus vintner had some exceptional grapes with which to work, harvested from California’s beautiful Central Coast growing region. A 100 percent varietal “P.S.” could have been made, but the decision was to craft a cuvee that could not only be enjoyed with food, but also sipped solo.
The blending grape selected was Malbec, and the resulting wine is stunning — from the blueberry, black fruit and orange peel aromas to the complex smoke, kirsch and chocolate notes that emerge as the wine opens up. It’s a perfect pairing partner for barbecued fare.