The picturesque McGah family vineyard is nestled just north of Oakville and bordering the Silverado Trail, in an area known for its unique terroir. It has been a grower vineyard for decades and the McGah family takes great pride in the fact that wines produced with their ultra-premium Rutherford bench fruit have been awarded 100-point scores, thanks to their first-class vineyard management team, impeccable farming practices and quality control. The Scarlett label is the McGah family’s wine label and while we’ve been enjoying their Cabernet Sauvignon for years, this is the first time we tasted their estate Petite Sirah and in fact, I didn’t even know they had Petite Sirah planted in their vineyard. “Loaded with personality, 2018 brought our Scarlett Petit Sirah to perfection. Powerful, juicy, and expressive with notes of black plum, barrel spice and a unique hint of soil infusion greet the nose. Dark espresso and licorice roll across the palate followed by rich expressive dark fruits giving depth and complexity. Slightly muscular tannins finish off this beauty and is just a delight to drink.” – Mike Smith, winemaker. 274 cases were produced.