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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Think "Rock Star," maybe Joan Jett - compact, powerful and clad in black leather. Violet, black plum and boysenberry aromas are layered with intense vanilla and sultry, smoky oak. Grippy Howell Mountain tannins are the bone, sweet berry and oak the flesh. There's plenty to chew on here. This Petite Sirah is sure to overpower any other wine in the room, so turn up the music and let this inky misfit out of her cage.

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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