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San Joaquin County Petite Sirah Duarte Linden Hills Vineyards

San Joaquin County Petite Sirah Duarte Linden Hills Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $19.95 per bottle

Description: Produced from grapes grown by the Duarte family near Linden, California, our 2002 Petite Sirah features tiers of rich, spicy berry flavors and a lingering finish that resonates of black fruit and vanilla flavors. This is a perfect match for red meat or game. For best presentation, open one to two hours prior to serving.

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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