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Petite Sirah, North Coast

Petite Sirah, North Coast Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Dense and opulent with a fascinating display of rich, syrupy blackberry, huckleberry, and wildberry, delivered with a smooth texture, firm, ripe tannins, and a wonderful focus that keeps repeating the big fruit flavors.

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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