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Petite Sirah Napa Valley

Petite Sirah Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: Once again, black pepper is in abundance, but also tons of rich fruit—ripe blueberries and raspberries. Petite in its youth has seriously opulent fruit and this wine shows it to perfection. The tannins are balanced in the wine—strong, but not too strong, and synergistic with the acid and alcohol level. More than anything, you will notice the rich fruit.

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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