Opened this tonight and enjoyed it very much. I found it very dark and rich. A lovely nose of blue and blackberries, mocha and vanilla spice. Concentrated palate of wild berries, plums, chocolate flavors and sage. Still full of gnarly tannins, I wish I had read this note earlier and waited a couple years prior to opening my one and only bottle. This wine is still very youthful and showed no signs of fading.
While I am far from an expert in petite syrah, from my experience, this was very typical and representative of the best of what petite syrah as to offer. 91+ pts... if the tannins integrate a bit more this wine has very high potential.
Actually, I've never had a petite syrah that didn't taste like a tannin monster... does one exist?