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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: This Rhone-style wine starts with an intriguing inky, blood-red color and enticing aromas of jam, black licorice, mint and pepper. Next come the bold, lush flavors of plum and blackberry jam, nicely balanced with big melting tannins on a long, luscious finish of black cherry and cocoa. Drink now or age three to seven years.

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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