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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Vintage and Winemaker’s Notes: Opaque purple hue, with extraordinarily ripe aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, juniper, black currant, and dark chocolate. Seductively rich flavors of dark chocolate, black currant nectar, and raspberry liqueur. Smooth tannins enhanced with a touch of oak in the finish. An inviting wine to drink today or to cellar for several years!

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. François 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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