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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: While Petite Sirah is often used in small amounts in other wines, we found that the more ours rested in barrel, the more it deserved its own bottling. We took one barrel out to add to the Syrah, and we blended back one barrel of Syrah to help invigorate the Petite. This version may be less tannic than other Petite Sirah, but it makes up for it in texture and length. Deep licorice aromas, ripeness and an impression of sweetness rise from the glass. Fairly soft on the entry, this wine spreads wide on the palate, coating the mouth completely. It is free of any abrupt acid or tannin, and leaves soft blackberry flavors in the 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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