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Livermore Valley Petite Sirah

Livermore Valley Petite Sirah Wine Details
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Description: This offering shows incredible concentration of fruit, with loads of blackberry and cranberry flavors; balancing with a spicy nose. Full-bodied on the palate with soft and silky tannins and a smoky almost nutty finish.

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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