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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: This Petite Sirah is characterized by an intense deep purple color and aromas of anise, earth, black berries and spicy white pepper. Flavors range from dried cherry, boysenberry and bread dough to toasty spice. Its palate structure is medium to full with an engaging acidity and rich and ripe tannins. The finish lingers in dark red fruits with a hint of fresh soil.

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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