Cameron Hughes Lot 229 Petite Sirah

Keeping it brief this time.

Love to see that CH is bringing this underdog of a variety to its customer base.  Half a shade lighter than crude oil and almost the same viscosity.  Classic quality PS characteristics: bone dry, teeth-coating tannins, and watch-out-for-that-white-blouse inky color.  A masculine, full frontal assault on the senses.  But then there's this boisterous fruit component that doesn't so much compete for face time with the brick house structure as it does dance on its roof.  Fun, not serious, and easy to warm up to.  Nothing terribly refined or profound about it, but at $13, there's a lot to love here.  Best guess on sources: August Briggs in Calistoga and Black Stallion (?) in Oak Knoll.