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Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Napa Valley Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $32.00 per bottle

Description: The 2004 growing season contributed to great structure in this wine. As our good friend Al Liner says: "a wine so big, you should put it into an 850 ml bottle." In our third year working with this fruit, we continue to be amazed at its complexity and balance. A gentle giant of deep inky-purple color, with rich, ripe flavors, and a surprising silky 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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