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CUPA GRANDIS PETITE SIRAH

CUPA GRANDIS PETITE SIRAH Wine Details
Price: $55.00 per bottle

Description: This 2002 release of our Grand Barrel Selection had once again produced one of the finest examples of Petite Sirah vinted in California. Intensely ripe aromas of pomegranate and black cherry are enhanced by black pepper, anise and mint. Rich flavors of plum and blackberry are balanced by roasted coffee beans and mocha. Enjoy this wine with pepper-crusted filet of beef or with spicy Thai prawns. Enjoyable now, and with proper cellar aging will improve for 2-3 years and maintain its character for up to 10 years.

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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