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Cresendo, Private

Cresendo, (Private Reserve) Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Deep in color and richness, this 100% Petite Sirah wine is a fine representation of the Cresendo name, which we reserve for only the best vintages of Petite Sirah. In fact, this is only the second Cresendo we have ever released. This is a wine that proudly follows our legendary 1997 Cresendo.

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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