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True Grit

True Grit Wine Details
Price: $24.99 per bottle

Description: We've been making Petite Sirah since the 1940s. This one is special. Heady aromas of ripe fruit, white pepper and vanilla followed by an intense rush of fresh blackberry, dark chocolate, pepper and caramel flavors. True Grit is a natural with seared steak, sausage, grilled pork loin and smoked meats. It is a revelation with more adventurous preparations: shrimp with black pepper pasta, cold lamb salad, salmon with raspberry sauce.

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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