Mr. Big, welcome to wine o’clock at the Savell residence!
That would be 2010 Mr. Big Petite Sirah created by — and some say named for — Jarrod Boyle, winemaker extraordinaire (and friend) at Alexandria Nicole Cellars.
Big, bold and beautiful, Mr. Big comes from grapes sourced at ANC’s Destiny Ridge estate vineyard; this luscious wine was aged 20 months in 70% new French Oak barrels and 30% neutral French Oak.
This dark purple beauty is 94% Petite Sirah and rounded out with 6% Syrah. The result is a rich mouthfeel of lush fruit with a hint of cedar.
We have loved this wine since its first vintage in 2007, when Paul Gregutt described it in his PG blog:
Very dark and concentrated, it wraps its fruit-powered flavors in sweet baking spices. Big and brawny as it is, it does not seem aggressively tannic, and the sweet barrel flavors – vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar – cut through and surround the round, ripe fruit.
Mr. Big, you’re a welcome guest at our table anytime!