A meal in a glass. Honest to goodness Petite Sirah transported from vine to bottle. Lovely texture and all the textbook Petite Sirah characteristics in ample quantities: broad shouldered tannins, spicy bite, lean structure, and teeth-staining color. Body density is not as meaty and is a fair bit gentler than many Petites. Nicely done and worth seeking out. Fine dust, medium-long, pleasing finish. Not a hit-you-over-the-head PS, rather a quieter (and welcome) rendition, if there is such a thing for this blockbuster varietal. $25 and worth it. 1050 cases made.
Ballentine is a good name to keep an eye out for. Word is their Zins kick ass, too.