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Lodi Petite Sirah

Lodi Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Petite Sirah is the “Big Jim” of wine grapes. Black as night, our 2002 Lodi Petite Sirah is not for the faint of heart. Big and Bold, it is surprisingly complex. We like to serve it with those intense foods that intimidate lesser wines.

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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