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Marietta Petite Sirah

Marietta Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: With the release of our 04 Petite Sirah, we are continuing with the change that we made with the 03 vintage: the wine being 100%Alexander Valley appellation and 100% estate grown. As compared to the 03 vintage, the 04 offers even more blueberry fruit flavors complemented by a mineraly dried herb character. With such big mouth feel and structure, this wine should age and improve extremely elegantly over the next 10 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. 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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