Petite Sirah is easy to handle as a blending component, but presents many challenges when it is the primary varietal. The Dalton's winemakers succeeded admirably with making this Dalton Estate Petite Sirah 2010. The wine is a dark, serious wine with a unique profile featuring olive, lavender and vanilla. A powerful structure of tannic calls makes this wine excellent for pairing with burgers, soft cheeses, or simply high-quality bread and butter. The wine is velvety on the palate, with soft tannins and a long finish.