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Madrone Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah

Madrone Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Madrone Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah is in a word, HUGE! There is no mistaking the density of the wine when you swirl it in your glass. The black and violet hues cling to the glass, not only showing off the color, but the viscosity as well. The nose is a mixture of minerals and black current which is perfectly accented by the hints of sweet oak. The front palate lets you know that this wine has a long life ahead. Broad tannins sweep across your mouth like a dense fog enveloping the coastline. The fruit returns in the form of a chocolate cherry bon-bon; rich and complex, leading you to think, “I can’t have just one”. The finish is seemingly never-ending. You may be tasting it in your sleep, or then again, it could just be a dream…

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. François 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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