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Petite Sirah Tehama Foothills, California

Petite Sirah Tehama Foothills, California Wine Details
Price: $27.00 per bottle

Description: Silver Medal - 2005 San Francisco Wine Competition. The initial aromas are meaty and pungent with a combination of dense dark berry fruit such as blackberries and loganberries, along with hints of smoke, spice and a bit of orange peel. The palate is full, rich, and supple, featuring ripe plums and dark cherries with a touch of smoke and tar leading to hints of minerals that combine with softer tannins for a long drifting finish.

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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