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Guenoc Vintage Port, Guenoc Valley

Guenoc Vintage Port, Guenoc Valley Wine Details

Description: Chocolate, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and spice fragrances etched in roses and violets burst open to a silken richness on the palate. Petite Sirah brandy deepens the already complex layers of luxurious fruit from Guenoc Valley’s Serpentine Meadow Reserve Vineyard. A distinctively elegant cuvee, excellent aging potential, limited bottling.

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.
Fermented beverage made with honey, water and yeast optionally with flavoring ingredients.


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