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Petite Sirah, Plummer Vineyard, Paso Robles

Petite Sirah, Plummer Vineyard, Paso Robles Wine Details
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Description: This is a deep, dark earthy-coffee, blackberry jam Petite Sirah. The reddest of reds, the boldest of bolds, anything but petite.

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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