The 2011 Hayne Petite Sirah is purplish black in color and smells just like warm blackberry pie. Expressive aromas of blueberries, blackberries, maple syrup, and toasty vanilla/cinnamon oak come together perfectly and powerfully on the nose of this wine. Full and lush on the palate, flavors of blackberries, raspberries, and plums are laced together with warm baking spices and are cradled by bright acidity and assuring tannins. This excellent Petite Sirah is a big wine that manages to stay balanced and nuanced throughout its development in the glass and rewards the drinker with a long and satisfying finish. Pair with lamb shank, wild game, beef and strong cheeses. Allow this wine plenty of air upon opening. Drink it now if you must or do your self a favor and lay down a case or two of this remarkable wine. Wow!