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Petite Sirah, North Coast, Private

Petite Sirah, North Coast, Private Reserve Wine Details
Price: $16.50 per bottle

Description: This Petite Sirah is bold yet elegant with pepper, currants, blackberry and earth tone spice in the bouquet. Flavors are of ripe dense blackberries, hints of vanilla, and currants that lead to a delightfully long lingering finish. Sip on its own or pair with a roasted leg of lamb. Medals received: 4 Silver and 1 Bronze

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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