Petite Sirah is excellent value. Dense, fruity, chocolatey, and at a fraction of the price of California Heavy Hitters. Recently in New Orleans, I broke the rule of “No Red Wine When It’s Hot”. I chilled this one down on ice to enjoy with braised lamb and BBQ shrimp. As strange as that sounds, it was amazing. Blueberry, baked plumb, a hint of pepper, and chocolatey goodness.