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Artist Collection Petite Sirah Port Paso Robles

Artist Collection Petite Sirah Port Paso Robles Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This is a huge and complex wine showing chocolate, blackberry, plum, bramble and spice notes married with mellow American oak vanilla. Reminiscent of vintage ports, ours gets its strong tannic backbone courtesy of the Petite Sirah. Ideal with Asiago and Brie cheeses or with fine dark chocolate.

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. Fran├žois 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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