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Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Visually this looks like black ink. On the nose, I am struck first by the black & white pepper aromas followed by wild boysenberries. For a primarily Spring Mountain Petite Sirah, the tannins on the plate are amazingly tame allowing the lush berry flavors to announce themselves. This wine taste like a combination of boysenberries and a black peppercorn sauce. The finish is a magical blend of tannin and bright fruit. -Michael Ouellette

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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