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Petite Sirah

Reserve Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Black Pepper, caramel, vanilla, clove and honey are just a few of the aromatic components that jump out of a glass of 2002 Reserve Petite Sirah. A very complex wine, more and more aromas develop as the wine breathes. Tannin structure dominates this wine, as is typical with Petite Sirah. However, a soft acidity balances it out to produce a wine that is drinkable right away. Due to the tannins, though, this wine will age well for quite a few years. For those that like the tannin of Petite Sirah, enjoy it by itself. For those that are intrigued by its flavors and aromas, but arenít used to tannins try it with your heartiest meat recipe.

Varietal Definition
Petite Sirah:
Petite Sirah is the same as the French variety known as Durif, a cross of Peloursin, with the true Syrah. A French nurseryman, Dr. François Durif, propagated the grape trying for resistance to powdery mildew and named it after himself, in the 1870s. Petite Sirah has long been an important blending grape, prized primarily for its deep color and fairly intense tannin. It is the variety most often chosen to blend into Zinfandel for added color, complexity, body, and to tone down the tendency of Zins toward "jammy" fruit.


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