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KRW Petite Sirah Napa Valley

KRW Reserve Petite Sirah Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: This wine was a tiny lot—just two barrels. From the day I first tasted them, they seemed special. There was no particular reason that I would have expected these two barrels to be different, it just seemed that every time I tasted through the barrels of our 2001 KRW Petite Sirah these two stood out as something exceptional. Come bottling time I just couldn’t bring myself to add them to the blend, so I kept them out, allowed them to age a third year in barrel and bottled them as a special lot. I then left the wine in bottle for an additional two years to age before release.

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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