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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
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Description: Our senses start by visualizing an, attractive vermillion red steeped with violet hues. Taking breath we find ripe black fruits with tinges of currants, licorice, blackberries and figs. At the edge of relishing more, we are gently touched by smooth, liquid surprises: dark baker's chocolate, cedar and black cherries. Finally, we savor the moment knowing we will not be punished by the usual tannins; rather, we are rewarded by an extraordinary "Pet" full of roundness, medium tannins and a toasty finish.

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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