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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details

Description: From the glass the first revelation is a deep, dark red with shimmering violet hues. The wine once swirled carries a sense above the rim of blackberries and raspberries and reaching further a hint of toast and maple. Take a sip from the glass. There is more to discover, a taste of figs, currents, cherries, licorice, and even hints of mocha and vanilla. Hold a moment longer and notice that the texture is full, no, mouth-filling, and, finally, the experience is brought to a lush finish, one that is well-structured, firm yet roundness with grip. Overall, this 2000 Petite Sirah is a top grade wine. Though drinkable now it will improve with time and should last with proper cellaring for 25 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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