This vintage shows velvety textures upfront followed by deep rich flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry and spice, resulting in a long, deep and concentrated finish. While opulent, it has a food friendly balance. It’s showing beautifully right now and will continue to age gracefully for the next several years.
As importers and négociants, we tend to hang around a lot of winemakers, viticulturists and of course tradespeople from all over the world. Some—if not most—can be a pretty rowdy bunch especially around harvest time after we’ve knocked off from a hard day’s work and cracked open a couple beers or opened a handle of gin.
In 2002, we knew were going to make a Petite Sirah (it was actually already in the barrel), and with true Nine North predilection for whimsical names, we had to come up with one. If you’ve ever seen the film Seven Sinners (an old John Wayne classic from 1940’s also starring Marlene Dietrich), you’ll know Seven Sinners is a tongue in cheek reference to our wild bunch of friends and winemakers we’ve met along our travels. Here’s to all our friends in the trade: we’ll see you soon.