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Quixote Petite Syrah

Quixote Petite Syrah Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: A rich, complex wine that is drinking very well now and will greatly improve over the next 10 years. Aromatic smoke and intense plum/prune characters, other dark fruits such as blackberry, currant. Some interesting floral components. Big mouth feel with bittersweet chocolate (Scharffen Berger, not Ghirardelli) and sweet ripe dark fruits. Many layers of intense fruit, well integrated, spicy oak and a long finish with silky tannins and good acid structure.

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.
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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