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Petite Sirah Carrari Vineyard, Santa Barbara County

Petite Sirah Carrari Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Wine Details

Description: Bouquet: Forward bouquet of raspberries, blueberries with toast and blackpepper. Palate: Intense jammy flavors with toast, raspberries and cherries. Rich soft tannins which lingers on.

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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