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Petite Sirah Mendocino

Petite Sirah Mendocino Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: A varietal we haven't produced in ten years. This P.S. is a fruit filled blackberry and raspberry phenomenon, a concentrated behemoth, expertly balanced with a chalky mouth filling tannic finish that lasts - this wine is serious and will only get better for at least 1 or 2 decades.

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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