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Private Petite Sirah

Private Reserve Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Produced from 100% Petite Sirah grown in our estate vineyards surrounding the winery. This vineyard - first planted by our Grandfather some 60 years ago - produces Petite Sirah of unusual depth and character. The 2000 vintage opens in the glass with lovely ripe berry and grape aromas touched by a kiss of honey and spice. The sublime dark fruit and spice aromas follow through onto the palette where they are joined by subtle oak and firm tannins in a warm and resinous finish. This Petite Sirah should be perfect for full-flavored fare such as grilled beef, leg of lamb, and game dishes. Although very enjoyable now, this wine should continue to gain additional complexities in the bottle for at least another 5 –8 years. The 2000 vintage yielded approximately 1,000 cases.

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.


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