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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
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Description: Its exotic aromas of black pepper, liquorice and mocha lead to a full, silky palate of blackberry and blueberry jam flavors. This 2000 Petite Sirah is deep in color, rich in flavor and will age for many years. Try this one with roast lamb and rich, flavorful stews.

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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