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Heringer Estates Petite Sirah

Heringer Estates Petite Sirah Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: This Petite Sirah is an outstanding example of the fruit forward wines that the upper Delta produces. Our goal is to reflect the appellation and to let the fruit it bears become the dominant characteristic in our wine. The selection and blend of oak enhances the full-bodied fruit flavors in this wine. You will find that this Petite Sirah teases the mouth with soft and smooth tannins, has a delightfully fruity nose, and vibrant deep blackberry character and color. We trust that this Petite will bring you as much pleasure in the drinking as it has brought us in the making.

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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