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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Grapes for this limited -production wine come from a very special part of Knights Valley, a sub-appellation of Sonoma County that is the warmest of the region’s viticultural areas. Protected from cooling Pacific fogs, and situated in the foothills of Mt. Saint Helena, Knights Valley provides an ideal environment for Bordeaux varieties such as Petite Sirah.

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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