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Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The fruit for this wonderful wine hails from the West Side of Paso Robles. Aged in French and American oak it has a dark and lustrous appearance. Once uncorked, aromas of sweet tobacco fill your glass. Tasting the wine reveals a complex mix of cloves, over ripe plums and earthy notes with lots of tannins. Take a moment and look at the rich ruby red color…. This is a wine that will age beautifully, so if you can resist the temptation to drink now, put it in your cellar and enjoy in years to come.

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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