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Petite Sirah Port

Petite Sirah Port Wine Details

Description: This year's vintage displays the complex aromas of raspberry and plum with undercurrents of blackberry jam hiding beneath. Mid-palate the toasty oak subtly asserts itself for just a moment before ebbing away into the fruit characters. The finish is smooth with touches of leather, chocolate and a pinch of pipe tobacco.

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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