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Petite Sirah, Estate , Russian River Valley

Petite Sirah, Estate Reserve, Russian River Valley Wine Details
Price: $48.00 per bottle

Description: Foppiano Vineyards has been a family-owned winery since 1896. Petite Sirah is the hallmark wine from our Russian River Valley Estate. For this special Reserve bottling we selected the oldest Petite Sirah vines from our 2000 Millennium Harvest and allowed the fruit extra hang-time for maximum maturity. This richly extracted, aromatic wine with its lingering flavors and exceptional smoothness is a rewarding choice for cellaring and celebrating. Here's to the next century of 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. 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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